The Poetics of Space

The Poetics of Space

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by Gaston Bachelard
     
 

ISBN-10: 0807064734

ISBN-13: 9780807064733

Pub. Date: 04/28/1994

Publisher: Beacon

Thirty years since its first publication in English, French philosopher Gaston Bachelard's The Poetics of Space 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.

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Thirty years since its first publication in English, French philosopher Gaston Bachelard's The Poetics of Space 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.

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ISBN-13:
9780807064733
Publisher:
Beacon
Publication date:
04/28/1994
Edition description:
None
Pages:
241
Sales rank:
185,441
Product dimensions:
5.39(w) x 8.01(h) x 0.85(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword to the 1994 Edition
Foreword to the 1964 Edition
Introduction
1The House. From Cellar to Garret. The Significance of the Hut3
2House and Universe38
3Drawers, Chests and Wardrobes74
4Nests90
5Shells105
6Corners136
7Miniature148
8Intimate Immensity183
9The Dialectics of Outside and Inside211
10The Phenomenology of Roundness232

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The Poetics of Space 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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This work has a poetic kind of thinking that gives a special meaning to our ordinary experience. The world is more than we ordinarily think it to be. It is more than we ordinarily perceive. The world of our experience comes alive in wonder through our thought. Reflection is all.