is a cutting-edge study exploring the nature of how weconceive, construct, perceive and interpret ‘place’. It offers an important readingof the subject, since at its heart is an acceptance of the central role of the mind,rather than just analyses of the cultural content and physical manifestation of‘place’. The book uses the frameworks offered by Melanie Klein, Donald W.Winnicott, Arnold Berleant, Adrian Stokes and Luce Irigaray, and addresses theideas of two leading writers on ‘place’: Amos Rapaport and Edward Casey.Thebookisdividedintotwoparts:Mind,lookingathowweprojectarelationshipon a place and the philosophy of place; and Matter, in which the essays examinemore concrete examples of architectural place grouped under two headings –‘Modern mediation and ‘Considerate intervention’. Essays examine the attitudesto both nature and the built environment of the designer, the client and thesocietyinwhichanintervention(beitarchitecture,landscapedesignorapieceofart) is made. The legacy of the modernist view of nature and the environment isalso discussed, and the degree to which such ideas continue to impinge oncontemporary interventions is assessed. These topics are addressed through themethodologies of history, theory, philosophy and psychology.
forges new collaborative ideas in an interdisciplinary way,including essays on architecture, planning, landscape and philosophy (particu-larlyappliedaesthetics).Writtenforandbythoseinbothpracticeandacademiaacrossthisrangeoffields,itisalsousefulforthoseinterestedinpsychologyandcreativity, and those who are keen on issues about the value of engagementwith the environment.
studiedarchitecturebeforeresearchingaPhDonparallelsbetweenthe creative works of Aalto and Sibelius. She is a lecturer in the School of Archi-tecture, Planning and Landscape at Newcastle University, teaching architecturalhistory and theory, and design. She also continues to practise architecture.
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