michel serres

  • Elements of Architecture: from Form to Place


    10380620-abstract-architecture-background.jpgThe pleasure of looking at, listening to, feeling, touching and moving through architecture. Note to the reader… For a person having all his senses at his disposal, the experience of architecture is above all visual and kinesthetic (involving movement of body parts) and it is essentially to this notion that this book is devoted. That doesn’t mean we are deaf, insensitive to smell or indifferent to touch, for such would be to deny ourselves the fullness of sensations, and all the more so given that a building’s failure on any one of these points deemed to be of secondary importance might very well diminish a work’s visual qualities.

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