With these declarative words, Finnish architect, educator and critic Juhani Pallasmaa resounds the call of his volume, Encounters. syyskuu Encounters 1 considers “the task of architecture”. “Architecture frames human existential experience and provides a horizon of understanding. Extraordinary collection of essays by Juhani Pallasmaa. Encounters 1 & 2 cover Pallasmaa’s prolific international career in architecture theory.
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Loongw added it Oct 22, With references to anthropology, psychology, sociology, and philosophy alongside images drawn from literature, theater, music, and the visual arts, Pallasmaa delineates an architectural landscape of active, deep, humanistic cultural engagement.
The task of the artist and architect is to resist these forces, to prevent the erosion of value and meaning. Juhani Pallasmaa, Finnish architect, educator, and critic, is a leading international figure in contemporary architecture, design and art culture.
Important essays, with previously limited availability The Geometry of Feeling, and Hapticity and Time, for example are included, as are lesser known articles addressing specific architectural works, the figures of Aulis Blomstedt and Alvar Aalto and the consequences of a contemporary culture obsessed apllasmaa materialism and consumption. Comments and reviews What are comments? Sincehe has served on the jury for the Pritzker Prize for Architecture.
An equally careful selection of images accompanies the essays.
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With references to anthropology, psychology, sociology and philosophy alongside images drawn from literature, theatre, music and the visual arts, Pallasmaa delineates an arc The essays included in Encounters range from considerations of identity and intention to technology and nature, from standardized systems of construction to phenomenological approaches to architecture. Encounteers rated it it was amazing Dec 06, University of Canberra Library. Ehcounters Dwinarendra marked it as to-read Feb 13, juhxni Open Preview See a Problem?