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The Thinking Hand: Existential and Embodied Wisdom in Architecture

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In our current global networked culture that puts so much emphasis on the virtual and the visual, the mind and the body have become detached and ultimately disconnected. Though physical appearance is idolised for its sexual appeal and its social identity, the role of the body in developing a full understanding of the physical world and the human condition has become neglec ...more
Paperback, 159 pages
Published May 1st 2009 by Wiley (first published 2009)
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Dec 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
As his another writing... has amazing and expressive key words...
Nov 05, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This book only contains few original ideas, however, it provides a very rich overview of other people's arguments. So instead of reading 10 other books The Thinking Hand provides a comprehensive overview. Additionally it is very well written with excellent examples for his basic theories. An outstanding achievement!!
Silvia Méndez
May 10, 2018 is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
"...Las pedagogías imperantes siguen separando las capacidades mentales, intelectuales y emocionales de los sentidos y de las dimensiones múltiples de las manifestaciones de los humanos."

"... Se aborda el cuerpo en los deportes y la danza, y se admite que los sentidos están en directa conexión con la educación artística y musical, pero nuestra existencia corporal rara vez se identifica como la base misma de nuestra interacción e integración con el mundo, o de nuestra conciencia y entendimiento d
Jun 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
Es de esos libros que por mi cuenta probablemente nunca hubiese agarrado (principalmente porque el original cuesta como $700) pero, oh suertuda yo, me lo hicieron leer para la facultad.

Y me encantó.

Es un libro muy corto y muy visual. Pallasmaa tiene una facilidad para escribir que me abruma, y en este libro pude sentir lo culto que es y lo mucho que ha leído e investigado para escribirlo.
Sinceramente es un escrito muy interesante y va más allá de la arquitectura en muchísimos aspectos. Creo que
Yo sé, ¿por qué me dejan leer un libro de arquitectura? pues tiene cosas que sirven para las artes en general, aunque el libro nunca menciona el teatro (no que recuerde, cuando lo leí conciente no media dormida como ahora a las cinco am), es como "oh sí, el cine, la pintura, la danza, el deporte" ¡¿y el teatro?! pregunto yo, creo que no debería faltar en la lista.
Hailane Salam
Apr 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
Searching for the meaning behind things makes life more exciting and meaningful. So, flip through this book that provide great examples of existential thought that contribute to aesthetic thinking. The sense of curiosity about something is the way of exploring and getting to know the world, besides can be the best way of getting to know about our self too.
Dec 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: college-books
Read this for my arch class. great book.
Carlos Clorth
Nov 30, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015, xxi
Reading this essays was a nice experience as a complement to reading 'The eyes of the skin'
If you enjoyed one I would recommend the other.
May 19, 2010 rated it really liked it
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Exploration of the Art-side of architecture (vs. the Science-side). How art and architecture are designed; the function of the hand, body, mind, eye, etc.; existential space.
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