towards a phenomenology of architecture
Author: Christian Norberg-Schulz
From a poet and essayist whose writing about nature has won her comparisons with Gary Snyder and Terry Tempest Williams comes a new collection that offers further evidence of her ability to trace the intersections of the human and nonhuman worlds. The title poem is a lyrical excavation of the city of Prague, where layers of history, culture and nature have accumulated to form Â“a genius lociÂ”Â—a guardian spirit. From Â“Genius LociÂ” Return to a place where nothing in particular can be seen to explain why you return, nothing you can name, though you can touch the memory of the landscapeÂ— linden trees in a hedgerow, cut wheatfield, ruins of the longhouse, rolling meadow of sunflowers blooming, the musk of their oil, contained heat.
Author: Alison Hawthorne Deming
Tales of guardian spirits and divine powers by Seanan McGuire, Ken Liu, Alethea Kontis, Laura Anne Gilman, Scott Edelman and more. Guardian spirits. Divine presences. Demonic powers. Ghosts. The concept of "genius loci" is indeed an ancient one, found in nearly every human mythology. Genius Loci is a huge anthology of 31 all-new fantasy and science fiction stories drawing on the rich tradition of place-as-person. Within its pages, the authors present stories of sentient deserts, beneficent forests, lonely shrubs, and protective planetary spirits, highlighted by the fantastic art of Lisa A. Grabenstetter and Evan M. Jensen., and edited by Jaym Gates.
Tales of the Spirit of Place
Author: Seanan McGuire,Ken Liu,Alethea Kontis,Wendy N. Wagner
Cranbrook is an estate that became a set of schools and cultural institutions. This work shows readers that Cranbrook is an assemblage of great architecture in which the whole is even more than the sum of the parts. It aims to capture not only the beauty and delight in the buildings and public art of Cranbrook but the meaning of the place itself.
Author: Balthazar Korab
Publisher: Cranbrook Press
One day she will bring down empires and decide the fate of the universe. One day she will be revered wherever people have had a little too much to drink. But all that is yet to come. Right now Bernice Summerfield is 21 years old and living hand to mouth and drink to drink. Offered a job beyond her qualifications she is lured out to the backwater planet of Jaiwan where nothing has ever happened. There she joins a team of archaeologists who have just discovered that Jaiwan may have been more interesting than people thought. This could be Benny's big break and her ticket to a proper career in archaeology. That's if archaeology doesn't kill her first.
Author: Ben Aaronovitch
Publisher: Big Finish Productions
Category: Summerfield, Bernice Surprise (Fictitious character)
Author: Barry Patterson
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Author: Heathcote William Garrod
Category: Literary Collections
Genius Loci, the spirit of a place… Amberville attempts to capture the genius loci of a strange and haunting place…
Author: Clark Ashton Smith
Publisher: eStar Books
In this engaging creative writing workbook, novelist and poet Linda Lappin presents a series of insightful exercises to help writers of all genres—literary travel writing, memoir, poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction—discover imagery and inspiration in the places they love. Lappin departs from the classical concept of the Genius Loci, the indwelling spirit residing in every landscape, house, city, or forest—to argue that by entering into contact with the unique energy and identity of a place, writers can access an inexhaustible source of creative power. The Soul of Place provides instruction on how to evoke that power. The writing exercises are drawn from many fields—architecture, painting, cuisine, literature and literary criticism, geography and deep maps, Jungian psychology, fairy tales, mythology, theater and performance art, metaphysics—all of which offer surprising perspectives on our writing and may help us uncover raw materials for fiction, essays, and poetry hidden in our environment. An essential resource book for the writer’s library, this book is ideal for creative writing courses, with stimulating exercises adaptable to all genres. For writers or travelers about to set out on a trip abroad, The Soul of Place is the perfect road trip companion, attuning our senses to a deeper awareness of place.
A Creative Writing Workbook: Ideas and Exercises for Conjuring the Genius Loci
Author: Linda Lappin
Publisher: Travelers' Tales
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
This dissertation, "Genius Loci: Tin Hau Temple, Aberdeen" by Lai-kuen, Jenny, Chan, 陳麗娟, was obtained from The University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong) and is being sold pursuant to Creative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License. The content of this dissertation has not been altered in any way. We have altered the formatting in order to facilitate the ease of printing and reading of the dissertation. All rights not granted by the above license are retained by the author. DOI: 10.5353/th_b3198505 Subjects: Temples - China - Hong Kong - Designs and plans Temples - Aberdeen - Designs and plans
Author: Lai-Kuen Jenny Chan,陳麗娟
Publisher: Open Dissertation Press