The Poetics of Space (Paperback)

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By Gaston Bachelard, John R. Stilgoe (Foreword by)
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Gaston Bachelard's investigation into what spaces mean to us may be a classic work of phenomenology, but it reads like a familiar dream. Drawing from literature, psychology, and his own wistful observation, Bachelard explains our attraction to certain homes, the satisfaction of a well-made box, the nest and shell as metaphor, and all that we hold dear about interior spaces real, remembered, and imagined. Rather than de-romanticizing the subject with analysis, this book illuminates the poetic universality of our nostalgia for home. Reading it, to me, felt like arriving there.

— Molly


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 of The Poetics of Space, The Psychoanalysis of Fire, and The New Scientific Spirit

Product Details
ISBN: 9780807006252
Publisher: Beacon Press
Publication Date: December 31st, 2035
Pages: 288