Genius loci

towards a phenomenology of architecture


Author: Christian Norberg-Schulz

Publisher: N.A


Category: Architecture

Page: 213

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Genius Loci

Tales of the Spirit of Place


Author: Seanan McGuire,Ken Liu,Alethea Kontis,Wendy N. Wagner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781941987612


Page: 542

View: 7788

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.

Genius Loci


Author: Alison Hawthorne Deming

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780143035206

Category: Poetry

Page: 95

View: 6640

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 “a genius loci”—a guardian spirit. From “Genius Loci” 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 landscape— linden trees in a hedgerow, cut wheatfield, ruins of the longhouse, rolling meadow of sunflowers blooming, the musk of their oil, contained heat.

Genius Loci



Author: Balthazar Korab

Publisher: Cranbrook Press

ISBN: 0963649264

Category: History

Page: 145

View: 1839

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.

Genius Loci

A Novel


Author: Ben Aaronovitch

Publisher: Big Finish Productions

ISBN: 9781844352395

Category: Summerfield, Bernice Surprise (Fictitious character)

Page: 208

View: 4234

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.

Genius Loci Poetry


Author: David Williams


ISBN: 1291810358

Category: Poetry

Page: 78

View: 1175

Genius Loci is the First Edition of Poetry from David Williams author of 'Amsterdamned' by Chipmunka Publishing. It covers the impressions made upon the poet/playwright by Cardiff, Aberystwyth, Liverpool and War amongst other stimuli. David Williams is currently studying for an M.A in Playwriting at the University of Salford and is the Artistic Director of Red Button Theatre & Film Co-Operative.

Genius Loci: Notes on Places


Author: Vernon Lee

Publisher: Palala Press

ISBN: 9781377380339

Category: History

Page: 232

View: 4326

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Genius Loci

Notes on Places


Author: Vernon Lee

Publisher: N.A


Category: Europe

Page: 211

View: 1910

Genius Loci


Author: Clark Ashton Smith

Publisher: eStar Books

ISBN: 1612106730

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 6132

Genius Loci, the spirit of a place… Amberville attempts to capture the genius loci of a strange and haunting place…

The Soul of Place

A Creative Writing Workbook: Ideas and Exercises for Conjuring the Genius Loci


Author: Linda Lappin

Publisher: Travelers' Tales

ISBN: 1609521048

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

View: 9830

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.



Author: Lai-Kuen Jenny Chan,陳麗娟

Publisher: Open Dissertation Press

ISBN: 9781361079133

Category: Architecture

Page: 92

View: 443

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

The Geography of Genius

A Search for the World's Most Creative Places from Ancient Athens to Silicon Valley


Author: Eric Weiner

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451691688

Category: History

Page: 368

View: 8205

Tag along on this New York Times bestselling “witty, entertaining romp” (The New York Times Book Review) as Eric Winer travels the world, from Athens to Silicon Valley—and back through history, too—to show how creative genius flourishes in specific places at specific times. In this “intellectual odyssey, traveler’s diary, and comic novel all rolled into one” (Daniel Gilbert, author of Stumbling on Happiness), acclaimed travel writer Weiner sets out to examine the connection between our surroundings and our most innovative ideas. A “superb travel guide: funny, knowledgeable, and self-deprecating” (The Washington Post), he explores the history of places like Vienna of 1900, Renaissance Florence, ancient Athens, Song Dynasty Hangzhou, and Silicon Valley to show how certain urban settings are conducive to ingenuity. With his trademark insightful humor, this “big-hearted humanist” (The Wall Street Journal) walks the same paths as the geniuses who flourished in these settings to see if the spirit of what inspired figures like Socrates, Michelangelo, and Leonardo remains. In these places, Weiner asks, “What was in the air, and can we bottle it?” “Fun and thought provoking” (Miami Herald), The Geography of Genius reevaluates the importance of culture in nurturing creativity and “offers a practical map for how we can all become a bit more inventive” (Adam Grant, author of Originals).