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Il significato incarnato dell’architettura

Mark L. Johnson
University of Oregon, United States


Reflects on the nature of human meaning making through architecture. Meaning mak-ing is understood to be situated, relational, qualitative, dynamic and enacted. To appre-ciate the significance of architecture we need to understand how meaning is structured through the body. Some image-body schemas include containment, verticality, balance, forces and motion. Architecture’s moral imperative is to creatively transform the condi-tions of human habitation and interaction.
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Keywords: Meaning making, ecological logic, body schemas, philosophy in the flesh, enactive rela-tion, image-schematic



Pages: 39-56

Published by: Firenze University Press

Publication year: 2021

DOI: 10.36253/978-88-5518-286-7.04

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