Merleau-Ponty: Space, Place, Architecture by Patricia M. Locke, Rachel McCann

By Patricia M. Locke, Rachel McCann

Phenomenology has performed a decisive function within the emergence of the discourse of position, now fundamental to many disciplines within the humanities and social sciences, and the contribution of Merleau-Ponty’s idea to architectural thought and perform is easily proven. Merleau-Ponty: house, position, Architecture is a colourful choice of unique essays through twelve eminent philosophers who mine Merleau-Ponty’s paintings to contemplate how we are living and create as profoundly spatial beings. The ensuing assortment is key to philosophers and artistic artists in addition to these taken with the urgent moral problems with our time.

Each contributor provides a unique side of area, position, or structure. those essays carve paths from Merleau-Ponty to different thinkers comparable to Irigaray, Deleuze, Ettinger, and Piaget. because the first assortment dedicated particularly to constructing Merleau-Ponty’s contribution to our figuring out of position and structure, this booklet will communicate to philosophers drawn to the matter of area, architectural theorists, and quite a lot of others within the arts and layout community.

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Merleau-Ponty: Space, Place, Architecture means to take up his generosity, rigor, and sensitivity to spatial concerns, and to invite the reader to do likewise. works cited Abram, David. Becoming Animal: An Earthly Cosmology. New York: Vintage Books, 2011. Ahmed, Sara. Queer Phenomenology: Orientations, Objects, Others. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2006. Bennett, Jane. Vibrant Matter: A Political Ecology of Things. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2010. , and William S. Hamrick, eds. Merleau-Ponty and Environmental Philosophy: Dwelling on the Landscapes of Thought.

Roland Recht, Believing and Seeing: The Art of Gothic Cathedrals, trans. Mary Whittall (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2008), 312. 8. Casey discusses how this impact of the spiritual cosmos upon architectural space continued in the Italian Renaissance, commenting how Bramante’s design for Saint Peter’s Basilica in Rome “shows the dome not only rising skyward but resembling the vault of the sky itself. Here the human spirit rises up even as the divine essence is lured down” (Casey, Getting Back into Place, 134).

17. Maurice Merleau-Ponty, “The Child’s Relations with Others,” in PrP, 138. 18. com/67321/gehry-residence-frank-gehry. works cited Alberti, Leon Battista. On Painting. Translated by Rocco Sinisgalli. New York: Cambridge University Press. Originally published as De pictura. Bachelard, Gaston. The Poetics of Reverie: Childhood, Language, and the Cosmos. Translated by Daniel Russell. Boston: Beacon Press, 1971. Casey, Edward S. Getting Back into Place: Toward a Renewed Understanding of the Place-World.

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