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

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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)
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Table of Contents

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Acknowledgments

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

Contributors

Index

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