Thirty years since its first publication in English, French philosopher Gaston Bachelard's The Poetics of Space one of the most appealing and lyrical explorations of home. Bachelard takes us on a journey, from cellar to attic, to show how our perceptions of houses and other shelters shape our thoughts, memories, and dreams.
Gaston Bachelard (1884 to 1963) is the author of The Poetics of Space, The Psychoanalysis of Fire, and The New Scientific Spirit.
Translated from the French by Maria Jolas.
With a new foreword by John R. Stile.