Poetics in Architecture

Poetics in Architecture explores the tension between different forms of architectural knowledge – formal, scientific knowledge and informal, poetic imagination.

Editor, Leon van Schaik invited 20 architects, artists and writers world-wide to respond to French philosopher, Gaston Bachelard’s The Poetics of Space, first published in 1958.

These contributions form the pages of Poetics in Architecture. Images which accompany the texts are provided by Melbourne artist, Peter Lyssiotis. They offer a visual beginning for describing the journey through space. Lyssiotis’ inscribed landscapes ‘articulate a paradoxically scale-less intimate immensity and it is through these poetic expressions that we may imagine breathing architecture into new life’.