The Poetics of Space
The Classic Look at How We Experience Intimate Places
Beacon Press, Boston, (Reprint) Penguin, 2014
This is a deep, magical, densely captivating book about space, our homes, how we live in them, and how dwellings and space affect us; it is as much a book of philosophy as a work of serious literature: French phenomenologist Bachelard’s classic study of the psychological affects of domestic space.
It requires careful, preferably leisurely reading, with the possibility of moments to pause and digest and re-read the words. It will change the way you look at your home and your life, providing a deeper, more insightful relationship with the spaces you occupy.