Merleau-Ponty

Merleau-Ponty : Space, Place, Architecture

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Phenomenology has played a decisive role in the emergence of the discourse of place, now indispensable to many disciplines in the humanities and social sciences, and the contribution of Merleau-Ponty's thought to architectural theory and practice is well established. Merleau-Ponty: Space, Place, Architecture is a vibrant collection of original essays by twelve eminent philosophers who mine Merleau-Ponty's work to consider how we live and create as profoundly spatial beings. The resulting collection is essential to philosophers and creative artists as well as those concerned with the pressing ethical issues of our time. Each contributor presents a different facet of space, place, or architecture. These essays carve paths from Merleau-Ponty to other thinkers such as Irigaray, Deleuze, Ettinger, and Piaget. As the first collection devoted specifically to developing Merleau-Ponty's contribution to our understanding of place and architecture, this book will speak to philosophers interested in the problem of space, architectural theorists, and a wide range of others in the arts and design community.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 27.94mm | 544.31g
  • Athens, United States
  • English
  • 0821421751
  • 9780821421758
  • 1,108,901

Table of contents

Introduction

Patricia M. Locke
Part 1: Liminal Space
1. Hearkening to the Night for the Heart of Depth, Space and Dwelling

Glen Mazis
2. Depth of Space and Depth of World: Merleau-Ponty, Husserl, and Rembrandt's Nightwatch on a Modern Baroque

Galen A. Johnson
3. Finding Architectural Edge in the Wake of Merleau-Ponty

Edward S. Casey
4. Liquid Space of Matrixial Flesh: Reading Merleau-Ponty and Bracha L. Ettinger Poolside

Randall Johnson
Part 2: Temporal Space
5: Spatiality, Temporality, and Architecture as a Place of Memory

David Morris
6: In Search of Lost Time: Merleau-Ponty, Bergson, and the Time of Objects

Dorothea Olkowski
7: Inhabiting the House that Herman Built: Merleau-Ponty and the Pathological Space of Solitary Confinement

Lisa Guenther
8: Stolen Space: The Perverse Architecture of Torture

D. R. Koukal
Part 3: Shared Space
9: Through the Looking Glass: The Spatial Experience of Merleau-Ponty's Metaphors

Rachel McCann
10: Sheltering Spaces, Dynamics of Retreat, and Other Hiding Places in Merleau-Ponty's Thought

Suzanne Cataldi Laba
11: Dimensions of the Flesh in a Case of Twins with Which I Am Familiar: Actualizing the Potential for Shared Intentional Space

Nancy Barta-Smith
12: Dwelling and Public Art: Serra and Bourgeois

Helen Fielding
Contributors
Index
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Review quote

Merleau-Ponty: Space, Place, Architecture is a vanguard compilation
of strong contributions by eminently capable scholars. It synthesizes the
Merleau-Pontyian themes of dehiscence, chiasm, flesh, and space in a thoughtful,
surprising, and fruitful manner...It opens new pathways for exciting and rewarding investigation, and the editors and contributors are to be commended. "An exceptionally impressive collection of provocative essays, all of which apply Merleau-Ponty's ideas to new fields and frontiers. This book will probably be of most use and interest to those who are already familiar with Merleau-Ponty's work, as well as those who are interested in the political implications which are expressed in or entailed by phenomenological concepts and techniques."
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About Patricia M. Locke

Phenomenology has played a decisive role in the emergence of the discourse of place, now indispensable to many disciplines in the humanities and social sciences, and the contribution of Merleau-Ponty's thought to architectural theory and practice is well established. Merleau-Ponty: Space, Place, Architecture is a vibrant collection of original essays by twelve eminent philosophers who mine Merleau-Ponty's work to consider how we live and create as profoundly spatial beings. The resulting collection is essential to philosophers and creative artists as well as those concerned with the pressing ethical issues of our time.


Each contributor presents a different facet of space, place, or architecture. These essays carve paths from Merleau-Ponty to other thinkers such as Irigaray, Deleuze, Ettinger, and Piaget. As the first collection devoted specifically to developing Merleau-Ponty's contribution to our understanding of place and architecture, this book will speak to philosophers interested in the problem of space, architectural theorists, and a wide range of others in the arts and design community.


Contributors: Nancy Barta-Smith, Edward S. Casey, Helen Fielding, Lisa Guenther, Galen A. Johnson, Randall Johnson, D. R. Koukal, Suzanne Cataldi Laba, Patricia M. Locke, Glen Mazis, Rachel McCann, David Morris, and Dorothea Olkowski.
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