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    DescriptionFirst published in 1996, The Eyes of the Skin has become a classic of architectural theory. For every new intake of students studying Pallasmaa's classic text, The Eyes of the Skin provides a totally fresh understanding of architecture and a new set of insights. This third edition is intended to meet students' desire for a further understanding of the context of Pallasmaa's thinking by providing a new essay by architectural author and educator Peter MacKeith. This text combines both a biographical portrait of Pallasmaa and an outline of his architectural thinking. The new edition will includes a new preface by the internationally renowned architect Steven Holl and a revised introduction by Pallasmaa himself.


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    Title
    The Eyes of the Skin
    Subtitle
    Architecture and the Senses
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Juhani Pallasmaa
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 128
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 203 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 272 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781119941286
    ISBN 10: 1119941288
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ARC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.5
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Abridged Dewey: 720
    LC classification: NA
    B&T General Subject: 130
    Ingram Subject Code: AR
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15850
    B&T Approval Code: A05010000
    BISAC V2.8: ARC001000
    Libri: ARCH8000, BAUA3115, ENTW9012, P0041760
    BIC subject category V2: AMA
    DC22: 720.1
    DC23: 720.1
    Ingram Theme: ASPT/ARCTAS
    Thema V1.0: AMA
    Edition
    3, Revised
    Edition statement
    3rd Revised edition
    Publisher
    John Wiley & Sons Inc
    Imprint name
    John Wiley & Sons Inc
    Publication date
    22 May 2012
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Juhani Pallasmaa is one of Finland's most distinguished architects and architectural thinkers. His previous positions include: Rector of the Institute of Industrial Arts, Helsinki; Director of the Museum of Finnish Architecture, Helsinki; and Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Architecture, Helsinki University of Technology. He has also held visiting professorships at several universities worldwide. Pallasmaa is the author/editor of over thirty books, including The Eyes of the Skin: Architecture and the Senses (Academy, 1995 and John Wiley & Sons, 2005), The Thinking Hand: Existential and Embodied Wisdom in Architecture (John Wiley & Sons, 2009) and The Embodied Image: Imagination and Imagery in Architecture (John Wiley & Sons, 2011). Peter MacKeith is Associate Dean and Associate Professor of Architecture at the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, Washington University in St Louis. He has held academic positions and worked in design practices in both Finland and the United States, and has written and lectured extensively on Finnish and Nordic architecture.
    Table of contents
    FOREWORD Thin Ice by Steven Holl 6 INTRODUCTION Touching the World by 10 Juhani Pallasmaa PART ONE Vision and Knowledge 18 Critics of Ocularcentrism 22 The Narcissistic and Nihilistic Eye 24 Oral versus Visual Space 25 Retinal Architecture and the Loss of Plasticity 28 An Architecture of Visual Images 33 Materiality and Time 34 The Rejection of Alberti's Window 37 A New Vision and Sensory Balance 40 PART TWO The Body in the Centre 43 Multi-Sensory Experience 44 The Signifi cance of the Shadow 50 Acoustic Intimacy 53 Silence, Time and Solitude 55 Spaces of Scent 58 The Shape of Touch 60 The Taste of Stone 63 Images of Muscle and Bone 64 Images of Action 67 Bodily Identification 69 Mimesis of the Body 71 Spaces of Memory and Imagination 72 An Architecture of the Senses 75 The Task of Architecture 76 A DOOR HANDLE, A HANDSHAKE An introduction to Juhani Pallasmaa and his work by Peter MacKeith 78 NOTES 110 INDEX 123 PICTURE CREDITS 127