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From the Things Themselves

Architecture and Phenomenology

Benoît Jacquet and Vincent Giraud eds

216mmx156mmx32mm hard, 550 pages

ISBN: 9784876982356

pub. date: 03/12

Written Language: English

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内容

Thinking architecture requires a revealing of the bond that links it to the full spectrum of phenomena. This means to replace architecture on its own phenomenological ground, from which it has too often been severed. It will thus become manifest that the work of architects — and architectural practice itself — does not solely deal with things, but primarily emerges from the things themselves.

In 21 texts, From the Things Themselves presents approaches relating architecture to phenomenology, and vice-versa. The philosophies of Husserl, Heidegger and Merleau-Ponty are revisited and experienced through a large array of architectural realizations: from the virtual world of Second Life, the poetical and spiritual worlds of Greek temples, Cistercian or Baroque churches, Chinese and Japanese gardens, to the work of contemporary architects.

This book, made in Kyoto, is grounded in a particular cultural landscape, where local and foreign traditions have blurred into modern realities. To the philosopher, it provides a precise analysis of concrete cases, thus permitting a testing of the relevance and effectiveness of salient concepts, both aesthetical and ethical. The architect, on the other hand, is presented with a reflexive gaze on everyday work, as well as the tools with which to rethink the reality of architectural practice.

目次

Acknowledgments
Introduction

Atmospheres

Hubert L. DREYFUS
  Why the Mood in a Room and the Mood of a Room Should be Important to Architects
Sylvain DE BLEECKERE
  Aural Architecture and its Phenomenological Roots
Gilad RONNEN
  The Zen Garden of Shōden-ji as a Kōan of Perception

Matters

Vincent GIRAUD
  Inhabiting Nothingness: Heidegger on Building
Ross ANDERSON
  The Talismanic Presence of Architecture and Ornament in Heidegger’s Hütte
Jason CROW
  Light, Stone, and Flesh: Bernard of Clairvaux and the Wall of the Church
Phoebe GIANNISI
  Weather Phenomena and Immortality: The Well-Adjusted Construction in Ancient Greek Poetics
Joanna WLASZYN
  Architecture and Technology: Questions about Representations

Bodies

KAKUNI Takashi
  Now and Here, I am There: The Theory of Body and Space in Merleau-Ponty and Nishida Kitarō
Rachel MCCANN
  Expressing Embodiment: Architectural Representation as Carnal Echo
Fernando QUESADA
  House and Organ: Hugo Häring and Prosthetic Architecture
Karan AUGUST
  Thinking Bodies
Lena HOPSCH
  Shaped Space—Embodied Space: Borromini’s Baroque Architecture

Cultures

FUJIMORI Terunobu
  Homage to Michelangelo: Tange’s Encounter with Heidegger
Benoît JACQUET and Dermott WALSH
  Reduction to Japan-ness? Katsura Villa as a Discursive Phenomenon
ZHUANG Yue
  Performing Poetry-Music: On Confucians’ Garden Dwelling
Adam SHARR
  Refutation, Revelation and Reconstitution: On Architecture and the Settlement of Memory
Santiago de ORDUÑA
  Building Metaphors: Notes towards a Hermeneutics of Architecture

Unfoldings

Alberto PÉREZ-GÓMEZ
  The Gift of Architecture and Embodied Consciousness
TAKEYAMA Kiyoshi Sey
  Architecture as a Way of Thinking
Karsten HARRIES
  Longing for Ithaca: On the Need for a Post-Copernican Geocentrism


Note on Japanese and Chinese words
Index
Contributors
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