The Poetics of Space

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The Poetics of Space

By Gaston Bachelard; M. Jolas; John R. Stilgoe (Foreword by)

Beacon Press (MA), Paperback, 9780807064733, 288pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 1994


Thirty years since its first publication in English, French philosopher Gaston Bachelard's "The 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.

About the Author
<div><b>Gaston Bachelard</b> was one of the most famous French philosophers of the 20th century. He held the chair of history and philosophy of science at the Sorbonne.<br></div>

John R. Stilgoe is Orchard Professor of Landscape History at Harvard University. He is the author of "Alongshore"; "Metropolitan Corridor: Railroads and the American Scene"; "Borderland: Origins of the American Suburb"; and "Common Landscape of America, 1540 to 1845," He lives in Norwell, Massachusetts.

Praise For The Poetics of Space

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