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Sensory design

Author: Joy Monice Malnar; Frank Vodvarka
Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores the nature of our responses to spatial constructs, from various sorts of buildings to gardens and outdoor spaces, to constructions of fantasy. To the degree that this response can be calculated, it can serve as a typology for the design of significant spaces, one that would sharply contrast with the Cartesian model that dominates architecture today. In developing this typology, the authors consult the  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joy Monice Malnar; Frank Vodvarka
ISBN: 0816639590 9780816639595 0816639604 9780816639601
OCLC Number: 52902651
Description: xiii, 356 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents: Spatial constructs --
The mind's eye --
Sensory response --
The meaning of meaning --
The talking spring --
There ... and back --
Sensory cues --
No mere ornament --
Objects of our lives --
The light fantastic --
Sensory schematics --
Getting somewhere.
Responsibility: Joy Monice Malnar and Frank Vodvarka.
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Explores the nature of our responses to spatial constructs, from various sorts of buildings to gardens and outdoor spaces, to constructions of fantasy. To the degree that this response can be calculated, it can serve as a typology for the design of significant spaces, one that would sharply contrast with the Cartesian model that dominates architecture today. In developing this typology, the authors consult the environmental sciences, anthropology, psychology, and architectural theory, as well as the spatial analysis found in literary depiction. Finally, they examine the opportunities that CAVE and other immersive virtual reality technologies present in furthering a new, sensory-oriented design paradigm. The result is a new philosophy of design that both celebrates our sensuous occupation of the built environment and creates more humane design. [publisher web site].

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