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palassmaa on architectural perception — unfocused vs directed

Posted by rigorousm on March 4, 2015

“…the quality of architectural reality seems to depend fundamentally on the nature of peripheral vision, which enfolds the subject in the space. … The preconscious perceptual realm, which is experienced outside the sphere of focused vision, seems to be just as important existentially as the focused image. … Unconscious peripheral perception transforms retinal gestalt into spatial and bodily experiences. Peripheral vision integrates us with space, while focused vision pushes us out of the space, making us mere spectators.”

JUHANI PALLASMAA, THE EYES OF THE SKIN, 13.

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