The Poetics of Space
. Boston: Beacon Press, 1969. Philosophical work which deals with spaces and their influence on the poetic imagination. Intriguing chapters on the cellar, the attic, roundness.
Bloomer, Kent C. and Charles W. Moore,
Body, Memory, and Architecture
. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1977. Basis for our seminar and my unit. I found the book enlightening, encouraging and entertaining. Introduced me to new ideas; confirmed and strengthened ideas I had a tenuous grasp on.
Greenbie, Barrie B.,
Spaces: Dimensions of the Human Landscape
. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1981. Especially helpful in conjunction with the Bloomer and Jackson books. Deals with the facilitation of social interaction or the constraint—in public and private spaces. Photographs illustrate author’s points.
The Necessity for Ruins and Other Topics
. Amherst: The University of Massachusetts Press, 1980. Historical, rather than ecological, essays on the evolution of urban and rural landscapes. The book is delightfully readable.
Lowenfield, Viktor and W. Lambert Brittain,
Creative and Mental Growth
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1968. Primarily concerned with art education. Clearly defines the concepts: of “haptic” and “visual” and gives clear examples. Argues for a fusion of the two for optimum performance. Written from a developmental viewpoint.
The Meaning of the Built Environment.
Beverly Hills: Sage Publications, 1982. Nonverbal approach to the meanings and associations buildings give and have. Expands ideas Edward Hall presented in
The Hidden Dimension
. Interesting anthropological discussions, too.