The Poetics of Space (Paperback)

By Gaston Bachelard

Beacon Press, 9780807064733, 288pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 1994

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Description

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

Gaston Bachelard (1884-1963) is the author ofThe Poetics of Space, The Psychoanalysis of Fire, andThe New Scientific Spirit"


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

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