The Intelligence of Place: Topographies and Poetics

The Intelligence of Place: Topographies and Poetics

By: Jeff Malpas (editor)Hardback

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Place has become a widespread concept in contemporary work in the humanities, creative arts, and social sciences. Yet in spite of its centrality, place remains a concept more often deployed than interrogated, and there are relatively few works that focus directly on the concept of place as such. The Intelligence of Place fills this gap, providing an exploration of place from various perspectives, encompassing anthropology, architecture, geography, media, philosophy, and the arts, and as it stands in relation to a range of other concepts. Drawing together many of the key thinkers currently writing on the topic, The Intelligence of Place offers a unique point of entry into the contemporary thinking of place - into its topographies and poetics - providing new insights into a concept crucial to understanding our world and ourselves.

About Author

Jeff Malpas is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, University of Tasmania, Australia.


Notes on Contributors Introduction 1. Place and Edge, Edward Casey (Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at Stony Brook University, USA) 2. Place and Limit, Massimo Cacciari (Italian Institute for Philosophical Studies, Naples, Italy and the College de Philosophie, Paris, France) 3. Place and Histories - Writing Other People's Memories, Lucy R. Lippard (Free lance Writer) 4. Place and Time, Jeff Malpas (Distinguished Professor, University of Tasmania and Visiting Distinguished Professor, Latrobe University, Australia) 5. Place and Media, Joshua Meyrowitz (Professor of Communications, University of New Hampshire, USA) 6. Place and Atmosphere, Juhani Pallasmaa (Professor Emeritus, Juhani Pallasmaa Architects) 7. Place and Architectural Space, Alberto Perez-Gomez (Saidye Rosner Bronfman Professor in History and Theory of Architecture, McGill University School of Architecture, Canada) 8. Place and Connection, Edward Relph (Professor of Geography, University of Toronto, Canada) 9. Place and Sensory Composition, Kathleen Stewart (Professor of Anthropology, University of Texas at Austin, USA) 10. Place and Formulation, Kenneth White (Royal Scottish Academy, Professor of Twentieth-Century Poetics, Sorbonne, Paris) Index

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  • ISBN13: 9781472588678
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 296
  • ID: 9781472588678
  • weight: 594
  • ISBN10: 1472588673

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