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"Also, not philosophy per se: does not form a logical or particularly cohesive postulation/resolution sort of arc. "
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The Poetics of Space by Gaston Bachelard
The Poetics of Space
by Gaston Bachelard
read in July, 2014
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"I propose... to consider the imagination as a major power of human nature."

"Forces are manifested in poems that do not pass through the circuits of knowledge."

"Inhabited space transcends geometric space."

"... an image that issues from the imaginatio...more
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Gordimer by Nadine Gordimer
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The Language of Architecture by Andrea Simitch
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July's People by Nadine Gordimer
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Architecture for Beginners by Louis Hellman
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The commentary is overtly subjective and cynical, but the approach, comic and brief, still makes for an interesting and informed breakdown of architectural history and style.
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Burmese Days by George Orwell
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I’m on a bit of a George Orwell kick at the moment. Until a few months ago, my experience of Orwell’s writing was limited to the truly brilliant 1984. I’m not sure why I’d not read anything else he wrote, particularly given that I’ve read 1984 mul... " Read more of this review »
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Burmese Days by George Orwell
Burmese Days
by George Orwell
read in June, 2014
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I would not have gotten very far in this book if the author's name were not so familiar. The portrait of imperialism is damning, to be sure, but the narrative voice is ambiguous enough at times as to make one unsure how deep the horrifying racism goe...more
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