Dwelling, Place and Environment: Towards a Phenomenology of Person and World

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By presenting an eclectic collection of 17 articles, the editors aim to illustrate the variety of ways in which a phenomenological perspective can contribute fresh insights into architectural and environmental concerns. The essays originate from a wide variety of disciplines (including architecture, philosophy, music, physics, psychology, religious studies, and geography) and explore themes that range from blind persons' environmental experiences to sacred wells in Ireland. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789024732821
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 1/1/1985
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1985
  • Pages: 310
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Dwelling, place and environment: An introduction.- I. Beginnings and directions.- 2. Geographical experiences and being-in-the-world: The phenomenological origins of geography.- 3. The quest for authenticity and the replication of environmental meaning.- 4. Language and the emergence of the environment.- 5. Place, body and situation.- II. Environment and place.- 6. Acoustic space.- 7. Bound to the environment: Towards a phenomenology of sightlessness.- 8. Towards revealing the sense of place: An intuitive “reading” of four Dalmatian towns.- 9. The circle and the cross: Loric and sacred space in the holy wells of Ireland.- 10. Many dwellings: Views of a Pueblo world.- 11. A phenomenological approach to architecture and its teaching in the design studio.- III. Place and dwelling.- 12. The dwelling door: Towards a phenomenology of transition.- 13. Body, house and city: The intertwinings of embodiment, inhabitation and civilization.- 14. Reconciling old and new worlds: The dwelling-journey relationship as portrayed in Vilhelm Moberg’s “Emigrant” novels.- 15. The role of spiritual discipline in learning to dwell on earth.- IV. Discovering wholes.- 16. Nature, water symbols and the human quest for wholeness.- 17. Counterfeit and authentic wholes: Finding a means for dwelling in nature.- The contributors.

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