Toward an Architecture of Enjoyment

Toward an Architecture of Enjoyment

Henri Lefebvre, Lukasz Stanek


Toward an structure of Enjoyment is the 1st e-book in any language of the one booklet dedicated to structure via Henri Lefebvre. Written in 1973 yet only in the near past came across in a personal archive, this paintings extends Lefebvre’s influential concept of city area to the query of structure. Taking the practices and viewpoint of habitation as his origin, Lefebvre redefines structure as a method of mind's eye instead of a really expert technique or a suite of monuments. He demands an structure of jouissance—of excitement or enjoyment—centered at the physique and its rhythms and according to the chances of the senses.

Examining architectural examples from the Renaissance to the postwar interval, Lefebvre investigates the physically pleasures of relocating in and round constructions and monuments, city areas, and gardens and landscapes. He argues that components devoted to amusement, sensuality, and hope are very important websites for a society passing past commercial modernization.

Lefebvre’s theories on area and urbanization essentially reshaped the way in which we comprehend towns. Toward an structure of Enjoyment delivers an analogous impression on how we predict approximately, and dwell inside of, architecture.

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