Dwelling, Seeing, and Designing: Toward a Phenomenological Ecology / Edition 1

Paperback (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from BN.com
Buy Used
Buy Used from BN.com
(Save 28%)
Item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging.
Condition: Used – Good details
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $10.47
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 54%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (13) from $10.47   
  • New (5) from $23.07   
  • Used (8) from $10.47   

Editorial Reviews

Architects, philosophers, landscape architects, and geographers explore how people might see and understand the natural and built environments in a deeper, more perceptive way. Among the topics are traditional building in northern Greece, sacred structures in a small North Carolina town, the intentional community at Findhorn, reading a landscape through its flora and fauna, Doris Lessing's portrayal of relationships, and Christopher Alexander's pattern language. Some of the 14 essays have been previously published. Paper edition (unseen), $19.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Read More Show Less

Product Details

Table of Contents




1. Dwelling, Seeing, and Designing: An Introduction
David Seamon

Part I. Modernity and the Built Environment: Problems and Possibilities

2. Modernity and the Reclamation of Place
Edward Relph

3. Thoughts on a Non-Arbitrary Architecture
Karsten Harries

4. "If the Doors of Perception Were Cleansed": Toward an Experiential Aesthetics for the Designed Landscape
Catherine Howett

Part II. Interpreting Architecture and Landscape

5. The First Roof: Interpreting a Spatial Pattern
Murray Silverstein

6. Toward an Architectural Vocabulary: The Porch as a Between
Robert Mugerauer

7. A Lesson in Continuity: The Legacy of the Builders' Guild in Northern Greece
Ronald Walkey

8. Toward a Phenomenology of Landscape and Landscape Experience: An Example from Catalonia
Joan Nogue i Font

9. Toward a Holistic Understanding of Place: Reading a Landscape Through Its Flora and Fauna
Mark Riegner

Part III. Living, Understanding, and Designing

10. Different Worlds Coming Together: A Phenomenology of Relationship as Portrayed in Doris Lessing's Diaries of Jane Somers
David Seamon

11. Putting Geometry in its Place: Toward a Phenomenology of the Design Process
Kimberly Dovey

12. Sacred Structures and Everyday Life: A Return to Manteo, North Carolina
Randolph T. Hester Jr.

13. Designing for a Commitment to Place: Lessons from the Alternative Community Findhorn
Clare Cooper Marcus

14. Promoting a Foundational Ecology Practically Through Christopher Alexander's Patterm Language: The Example of Meadowcreek
Gary J. Coates and David Seamon



Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)