By Henri Lefebvre
Henri Lefebvre has substantial claims to be the best dwelling thinker. His paintings spans a few sixty years and contains unique paintings on a various diversity of matters, from dialectical materialism to structure, urbanism and the event of lifestyle. The creation of area is his significant philosophical paintings and its translation has been lengthy awaited via students in lots of assorted fields. The ebook is a search for a reconciliation among psychological house (the area of the philosophers) and genuine house (the actual and social spheres within which all of us live). during his exploration, Henri Lefebvre strikes from metaphysical and ideological concerns of the which means of area to its adventure within the lifestyle of domestic and town. He seeks, in different phrases, to bridge the distance among the nation-states of conception and perform, among the psychological and the social, and among philosophy and fact. In doing so, he levels via paintings, literature, structure and economics, and extra offers a robust antidote to the sterile and obfuscatory equipment and theories attribute of a lot contemporary continental philosophy. it is a paintings of serious imaginative and prescient and incisiveness. it's also characterised by way of its author's wit and via anecdote, in addition to by means of a deftness of fashion which Donald Nicholson-Smith's delicate translation accurately captures.--Publisher description. Read more...
Plan of the current paintings --
Social house --
Spatial architectonics --
From absolute area to summary area --
Contradictory area --
From the contradictions of area to differential area --
Openings and conclusions --
Afterword / David Harvey.
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