Wednesday, 15 April 2009



'we should therefore have to say how we inhabit our vital space, in accord with all the dialectics of life, how we take root day after day in a "corner of the world"'(pg4)

'all... inhabited space bears the essence of the notion of home... the imagination functions in this direction whenever the human being has found the slightest shelter: we shall se the imagination build 'walls' of impalpable shadows....'(pg 5)

'thus we cover the universe we have lived. These drawings need not be exact. They need to be tonalized on the mode of inner space' (pg. 12)

'A dreamer of refuges dreams of a hut, of a nest, or of nooks and corners in which he would like to hide away, like an animal in its hole.' (pg 30)

There is a part while although not entirely relevant is nice which says :

' would a bird build its nest if it did not have its instinct for confidence in the world.' (pg.103)

it also talks a lot about the 'hut dream' and the desire for absolute refuge as well as the primitive need of man to withdraw into corners.

not sure how all of this helps directly at this point but its nice to have some more theoretical support for what we're doing.

If anyone has a copy of this book the chapters that are especially helpful are:

The house from the cellar to the garret. the significance of the hut.
House and universe

and maybe

the dialectics of outside and inside.

I can scan these in if anyone wants me too.


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