From the Things Themselves
Architecture and Phenomenology
Edited by Benoit Jacquet and Vincent Giraud
- paperback not available
- $60.00s hardcover (9784876982356) Add to Cart
- Published: October 2012
- Subject Listing: Architecture, Philosophy
- Bibliographic information: 550 pp., 115 color illus., 5.75 x 8.25 in.
- Territorial rights: World rights except France, Southeast Asia, and Japan
- Distributed for: Silkworm Books
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 numerous 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.
Benoit Jacquet is associate professor of Japanese architecture, Ecole Francaise d'Extreme-Orient. Vincent Giraud is a researcher in the Department of Philosophy of Religions, Kyoto University. The contributors include Ross Anderson, Karan August, Jason Crow, Sylvain De Bleeckere, Hubert L. Dreyfus, Terunobu Fujimori, Phoebe Giannisi, Karsten Harries, Lena Hopsch, Takashi Kakuni, Rachel McCann, Santiago de Orduna, Alberto Perez-Gomez, Fernando Quesada, Gilad Ronnen, Adam Sharr, Kioshi Sey Takeyama, Dermott Walsh, Joanna Wlaszyn, and Yue Zhuang.