CHRISTIAN .. The buildings bring genius loci; the “spirit of place” which. ELVIS .. the river-bank where it could arise), but Genius loci is a Roman concept. Ac-. Christian Norberg-Schulz (23 May – 28 March ) was a Norwegian architect, author, His book “Genius Loci: Towards a Phenomenology of Architecture” () was widely influential in Europe and the Americas. He is recognized as. Get this from a library! Genius loci: towards a phenomenology of architecture. [ Christian Norberg-Schulz].

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Faber and Faber Holt, J. Norske arkitekter og arkitektkontorer fra til i dag. This is widely quoted in discussions of spirit of place, for instance, the book by environmentalist Wes Jackson Consulting the Genius of the Place: In the s and s, Norberg-Schulz practiced as an architect both alone and in collaboration with Arne Korsmowith whom he co-designed the famous row houses henius Planetveien Street in Oslo, where both of them lived with their respective families.

It is personal in tone?! Holt was a student of Mircea Eliade the author of a major work on sacred and profane space.

Man dwells when he can orient himself within and identify himself with an environment, or, in short, when he experiences the environment as meaningful. Julie rated it liked it Aug 24, Towards a Phenomenology of Architecture” was widely influential in Europe and the Americas.


Norberg-Schulz was part of the Modernist Movement in architecture and associated with architectural phenomenology. Since ancient times the genius loci, or spirit of place, has been recognized as the concrete reality man has to face and come to terms with in his daily life.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Oct 11, Jason rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Christian extracts certain passages such as the explanation of a bridge as a presence to draw together the two banks of a river much as a building will draw into different reference points of the landscape. Culture articles needing translation from Norwegian Wikipedia births deaths Modernist architects Norwegian architecture writers Norwegian architectural historians Oslo School of Architecture and Design faculty Rectors of universities and colleges in Norway Architectural theoreticians 20th-century Norwegian writers 20th-century historians 20th-century Norwegian architects Modernist architecture.

Crhistian rated it liked it Mar 26, For more guidance, see Wikipedia: These 18 locations in All: Harper and Row Bell, Michael, M. Open to the public ; English] Author Norberg-Schulz, Christian.

The idea of spirit of place has echoed through the ages. Devang Parekh rated it it was amazing Jan 01, He is recognized as a central figure in the architectural phenomenology movement.

Genius Loci: Towards a Phenomenology of Architecture by Christian Norberg-Schulz

That being said, it’s not a dry dull book about architecture and philosophy but a poetic illustration both in the writings and the photographs of iconic and quaint places. University of Minnesota Press.


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Christian Norberg-Schulz Genius Loci: Sep 19, Tasnim Hussam rated it really liked it. A beautiful description and philosophical look at where we are and why. Includes chrisian references and index. Subjects Architecture — History. Paperbackpages.

And this photo of a poster at Bloedel Gardens on Bainbridge Island in Washington State, which also stresses the healing role of place, is an example of a secular, even scientific idea of spirit of place.

The University of Sydney. This book nprberg a amazing and is now my belief on how we should design the built environment.