The Poetics of Space (Paperback)

By Gaston Bachelard

Beacon Press, 9780807064733, 288pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 1994

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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