The Poetics of Space
Thirty years since its first publication in English, French philosopher Gaston Bachelard'sThe 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.
"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
6473-4 / $15.00tx / paperback
Baker & Taylor
Shows how our perceptions of home shape our thoughts, memories, and dreams, and discusses each space from cellar to attic
Reprint of the work originally published by Orion Press, 1964. BCL3 endorsed it; Beacon now presents it on acid-free paper with a new foreword by John R. Stilgoe. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
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