Space and Place: The Perspective of Experience / Edition 1

Space and Place: The Perspective of Experience / Edition 1

by Yi-Fu Tuan
     
 

A study of the ways in which people feel and think about space, how they form attachments to home, neighborhood, and nation, and how feelings about space and place are affected by the sense of time.“Since it is the breadth and universality of his argument that concerns Yi-Fu Tuan, experience is defined as ‘all the modes by which a person knows and

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A study of the ways in which people feel and think about space, how they form attachments to home, neighborhood, and nation, and how feelings about space and place are affected by the sense of time.“Since it is the breadth and universality of his argument that concerns Yi-Fu Tuan, experience is defined as ‘all the modes by which a person knows and constructs reality,’ and examples are taken with equal ease from non-literate cultures, from ancient and modern oriental and western civilizations, from novels, poetry, anthropology, psychology, and theology. The result is a remarkable synthesis, which reflects well the subtleties of experience and yet avoids the pitfalls of arbitrary classification and facile generalization. For these reasons, and for its general tone and erudition and humanism, this book will surely be one that will endure when the current flurry of academic interest in environmental experience abates.” Canadian Geographer

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816638772
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
Publication date:
01/28/2001
Edition description:
1
Pages:
248
Sales rank:
559,877
Product dimensions:
5.88(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface
Illustrations
1Introduction3
2Experiential Perspective8
3Space, Place, and the Child19
4Body, Personal Relations, and Spatial Values34
5Spaciousness and Crowding51
6Spatial Ability, Knowledge, and Place67
7Mythical Space and Place85
8Architectural Space and Awareness101
9Time in Experiential Space118
10Intimate Experiences of Place136
11Attachment to Homeland149
12Visibility: the Creation of Place161
13Time and Place179
14Epilogue199
Notes207
Index229

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