The Poetics of Space

The Poetics of Space

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Thirty years since its first publication in English, French philosopher Gaston Bachelard's "Poetics of Space" remains one of the most appealing and lyrical explorations of home. Bachelard takes us on a journey, from cellar to attic, to show how our perceptions of houses and other shelters shape our thoughts, memories, and dreams.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 134.62 x 200.66 x 25.4mm | 340.19g
  • Beacon Press
  • Boston, MA, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0807064734
  • 9780807064733
  • 5,212

About Gaston Bachelard

Gaston Bachelard (1884-1963) is the author ofThe Poetics of Space, The Psychoanalysis of Fire, andThe New Scientific Spirit"show more

Review quote

A magical book. . . . A prism through which all worlds from literary creation to housework to aesthetics to carpentry take on enhanced-and enchanted-significances. Every reader of it will never see ordinary spaces in ordinary ways. Instead the reader will see with the soul of the eye, the glint of Gaston Bachelard. -from the foreword by John R. Stilgoeshow more

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A magical book. . . . A prism through which all worlds from literary creation to housework to aesthetics to carpentry take on enhanced-and enchanted-significances. Every reader of it will never see ordinary spaces in ordinary ways. Instead the reader will see with the soul of the eye, the glint of Gaston Bachelard. -from the foreword by John R. Stilgoeshow more

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