Atmospheric Architectures
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Atmospheric Architectures

The Aesthetics of Felt Spaces

Gernot Böhme, Tina Engels-Schwarzpaul, Tina Engels-Schwarzpaul

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Atmospheric Architectures

The Aesthetics of Felt Spaces

Gernot Böhme, Tina Engels-Schwarzpaul, Tina Engels-Schwarzpaul

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About This Book

There is fast-growing awareness of the role atmospheres play in architecture. Of equal interest to contemporary architectural practice as it is to aesthetic theory, this 'atmospheric turn' owes much to the work of the German philosopher Gernot Böhme. Atmospheric Architectures: The Aesthetics of Felt Spaces brings together Böhme's most seminal writings on the subject, through chapters selected from his classic books and articles, many of which have hitherto only been available in German. This is the only translated version authorised by Böhme himself, and is the first coherent collection deploying a consistent terminology. It is a work which will provide rich references and a theoretical framework for ongoing discussions about atmospheres and their relations to architectural and urban spaces. Combining philosophy with architecture, design, landscape design, scenography, music, art criticism, and visual arts, the essays together provide a key to the concepts that motivate the work of some of the best contemporary architects, artists, and theorists: from Peter Zumthor, Herzog & de Meuron and Juhani Pallasmaa to Olafur Eliasson and James Turrell. With a foreword by Professor Mark Dorrian (Forbes Chair in Architecture, Edinburgh College of Art) and an afterword by Professor David Leatherbarrow, (Chair of the Graduate Group in Architecture,
University of Pennsylvania), the volume also includes a general introduction to the topic, including coverage of it history, development, areas of application and conceptual apparatus.

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Table of contents

  1. Cover
  2. Contents
  3. Illustrations
  4. List of Original Publications
  5. Foreword
  6. Acknowledgements
  7. Approaching Atmospheres: Translator’s Introduction
  8. 1 Atmosphere, a Basic Concept of a New Aesthetic
  9. 2 The Ecstasies of Things
  10. 3 Material Splendour
  11. 4 Atmospheres in Architecture
  12. 5 The Presence of Living Bodies in Space
  13. 6 Atmospheres of Human Communication
  14. 7 Learning to Live with Atmospheres
  15. 8 The Grand Concert of the World
  16. 9 The Voice in Spaces of Bodily Presence
  17. 10 Light and Space
  18. 11 The Art of Staging as a Paradigm for an Aesthetics of Atmospheres
  19. 12 Church Atmospheres
  20. Afterword
  21. References
  22. Index
Citation styles for Atmospheric Architectures

APA 6 Citation

Böhme, G. (2017). Atmospheric Architectures (1st ed.). Bloomsbury Publishing. Retrieved from (Original work published 2017)

Chicago Citation

Böhme, Gernot. (2017) 2017. Atmospheric Architectures. 1st ed. Bloomsbury Publishing.

Harvard Citation

Böhme, G. (2017) Atmospheric Architectures. 1st edn. Bloomsbury Publishing. Available at: (Accessed: 14 October 2022).

MLA 7 Citation

Böhme, Gernot. Atmospheric Architectures. 1st ed. Bloomsbury Publishing, 2017. Web. 14 Oct. 2022.