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The Poetics of Space - Maria Jolas, John R. Stilgoe, Gaston Bachelard, Étienne Gilson
The Poetics of Space
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A magical book. . . . A prism through which all worlds from literary creation to housework to aesthetics to carpentry take on enhanced-and enchanted-significances. Every reader of it will never see ordinary spaces in ordinary ways. Instead the reader will see with the soul of the eye, the glint... show more
A magical book. . . . A prism through which all worlds from literary creation to housework to aesthetics to carpentry take on enhanced-and enchanted-significances. Every reader of it will never see ordinary spaces in ordinary ways. Instead the reader will see with the soul of the eye, the glint of Gaston Bachelard. -from the foreword by John R. Stilgoe
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780807064733 (0807064734)
ASIN: 807064734
Publisher: Beacon Press
Pages no: 282
Edition language: English
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shell pebble
shell pebble rated it
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Bachelard, taking the role of phenomenologist, has dived down through the shifting mirror surfaces of communication to bring up pearls of whole meaning. He leads us to apprehend the power of poetic images based on emotional, existential, truth.
DeFor
DeFor rated it
This is supposed to be a book about perceptions, so I guess I can’t fault him on factual flippancy. He seems to be saying, though, that these perceptions are at least somewhat universal. Which is ridiculous, least of all because I can’t relate to most of them.He brings up some interesting ideas, but...
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