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.
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