The Embodied Image by Juhani Pallasmaa, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. The Embodied Image: Imagination and Imagery in Architecture by Juhani Pallasmaa book review. Click to read the full review of The Embodied. Author: Juhani Pallasmaa (Wiley & Sons Publishers, ) In The Embodied Image, Pallasmaa instead suggests that perhaps the opposite.

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Historicity of architectural images. The demise of imagination. The nature of imagination.

The Embodied Image

The material realityis fused with our mental and imaginative realm. The book is organised into five main parts that look at paallasmaa turn: Architecture as an organising image.

Images are usually thought of as retinal picturesbut profound poetic images are multi-sensory and they address us inan embodied and emotive manner. Would you like to change to the site? Description The Embodied Image: Table of embodiex Acknowledgements. Smart Cities Antoine Picon. The lived and embodied image.

Images are usually thought of as retinal pictures but profound poetic images are multi-sensory and they address us in an embodied and emotive manner.

The Embodied Image: Imagination and Imagery in Architecture by Juhani Pallasmaa

Dena Eaton rated it really liked it Sep 25, Every day we are more inclined to take for granted the hardships that enabled us to get to our current place of privilege. To ask other readers questions about The Embodied Imageplease sign up. Refresh and try again. No trivia or quizzes yet.


Here his argument, and i must say a very well stated one, is that the dominance of the visual sense in architecture, leads to an impoverished architecture that overly caters to the visual sense but not to the other senses such as touch, feel This is the third of Pallasmaa’s books in Wiley’s AD series.

Grace Mcqueen rated it liked it Jul 21, Hegemony of the image.

Its arguments follow very much along the lines of “Eyes of the skin” and “The thinking hand” in that we are loosing a sense of engagement with the world when we focus on one sensorial modality only. Faeze rated it it was amazing Dec 06, As he points out, such a lack of imagination can be seen in everything from the economic recession to contemporary politics, from Wall Street to the Arab Spring, even to the present farce of the American Republican nomination.

Sara Amorim rated it really liked it Nov 07, Written by distinguished writer and architect Juhani Pallasmaa, this book examines at the image in culture; the nature pallasmxa the image and imagination; and the specific characteristics of the artistic image, concluding with the architectural image. Middlethought rated it it was amazing Aug 05, Primal architectural images and archetypes.

The archetypal image in architecture. So what embodie a role for contemporary architecture? The Embodied Image is illustrated with more than 40 paired images, ranging from scientific images to historic artistic and architectural masterpieces, and contemporary architectural and artistic works. Performance-Oriented Architecture Michael U.

Architecture is embodiec analysed and taught as a discipline that articulates space and geometry, but the mental impact of architecture arises significantly from its image quality that integrates the various aspects and dimensions of experience into a singular, internalised and remembered entity.


The house and the body. All artistic and architectural effects are evoked, mediated andexperienced through poeticised images. Architecture used to be a narrative.

Image production and the feasibility of architecture. At the end of the first chapter, Pallasmaa then sets the tone for the book: The imagery of the window and the door. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Book ratings by Goodreads. He picks on on this theme in the next chapter as he explores the quixotic ability of the image to simultaneously represent both the real world and realm of thought.

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Hegemony of the image. The reality and unreality of the artistic image. I make this observation ironically while writing a book review to be published online, but for me—in particular—hearing about the closing of the printing presses of embodiedd Mother Ship of Encyclopedias appears as nothing short of the start of a new Dark Age.

In an age of fragmented knowledge information was replacing knowledge. Lau-Ri rated it really liked it Jan 25,