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Title: How would you define the idea of the architecture of the mind And what is the role of sight in this architecture

Total Pages: 5 Words: 1572 References: 2 Citation Style: APA Document Type: Essay

Essay Instructions: Professor's Prompt:

Essay 2: Pallasmaa and Sacks

Both Pallasmaa and Sacks problematize the value of sight (the retinal sense) in their respective essays. Use Pallasmaa’s re-valuation of all the senses in collaboration with Sacks’s various case studies (and critical observations from his case studies) to address the following question:

How would you define the idea of “the architecture of the mind”? And, what is the role of “sight” in this architecture?

This essay demands a thorough understanding of both Pallasmaa and Sacks in order to conceptualize the idea of “the architecture of the mind.” It is imperative that you explain how “sight” (retinal, visual, imagistic, or otherwise here, think about what “sight” means in light of Sacks’s essay) figures in this architecture. Is sight a dominant aspect? Indeed, does it figure as the “base” of this architecture? Or, does it work another way in this architecture? How?

Requirements: 5 full pages, double-spaced (single-space the header only), 12pt Times New Roman font.


I was told to speak of how the mind develops different ways of seeing (not the brain, but the "mind's eye"). The mind's eye, how "sight" develops internally, and how perception changes. The two texts needed to write this paper must be the following:

1) Pallasmaa, Juhani. "The Eyes of the Skin: Architecture and the Senses" The New Humanities Reader. By Richard E. Miller and Kurt Spellmeyer. 4th ed. Boston: Wadsworth Pub., 2011. 282-298. Print.

2) Sacks, Oliver. "The Mind's Eye: What the Blind See" The New Humanities Reader. By Richard E. Miller and Kurt Spellmeyer. 4th ed. Boston: Wadsworth Pub., 2011. 303-317. Print.

I believe for the first source ("The Eyes of the Skin: Architecture and the Senses") that they only have certain "selections" or "excerpts" included only in the book stated ("The New Humanities Reader" by Richard E. Miller and Kurt Spellmeyer, 4th edition). The book stated above has both texts needed to complete the paper, but text #2 is not an excerpt so can be accessed anywhere, but for source #1 I am only limited to the information given to me by the excerpts provided by this book. This writing class requires me to state my idea/answer the question, but also give evidence and back up any idea i give through quotes from these sources and to analyze these quotes and relate them back to my idea.

A summary of Pallasmaa is that we need to value other senses as much as we rely on sight, we need more sensory balance, and we have a tendency to overly rely on sight. Pallasmaa portrays these ideas using buildings and architecture as his examples. While Sacks speaks of case studies that were able to see then blinded later on in life, some were caused "deep blindness" where they lose their sense of vision and forget their family's faces for example. But others, even though blind has a vivid imagination, and sees many colors.

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Essay Instructions: Topic: Architecture and the Environment Paper

Prepare a 1,150- to 1,400-word paper in which you explore human response to physical structure. As a part of your paper be sure to address the following:

? Describe how physical structure affects human behavior.
? Analyze architecture as a means of controlling human behavior.
? Describe the environmental psychological implications of commercial and residential design, including purpose and considerations.
? Analyze the importance of architectural development supporting sustainable development.
Include at least three references from peer-reviewed sources.
Format your paper consistent with APA form

Please use headers at the top left in bold , times new roman , font 12, double-spaced parag.'s , I need each parag to transition well from one to the other, citing needs to look like this ( author, date, parag. or pg. plus number) .

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Title: Architecture menifesto

Total Pages: 5 Words: 1675 Bibliography: 5 Citation Style: APA Document Type: Essay

Essay Instructions: The specific requirement is attached in the resourse file....there are several topics that writer could choose from. But I do recommend the "Architecture plays an important role in the progress of society". China is a great example. During the past 10 years, the rigid speed of developement in china is getting better and better everyday. The first class city such as Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou is very modernized and well developed examples, and also the secondary cities are also in the progress of developement, and have tremendous potential to become well-knowned city. The most important feature of those cities is architecture. Unique, modern , and there are no other countries can be the same. There are minimum of 5 bibliography from 5 different books. Could be any book.

also there are few topics that talks about the "Artchitecture is a reflection of its culture" "Architecture is an art form“ ”Architecture forms should be derived from the machine", "architecture reflects Human Life".
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Title: Topic Is form follows function still the optimal principle in Contemporary architecture

Total Pages: 25 Words: 8020 Sources: 25 Citation Style: MLA Document Type: Research Paper

Essay Instructions: Body: 3 chapters

Chapter one: investigates how architects worked in the 20th century where "form follows function" was the popular principle. It is indispensable to look into modern architecture at the period in which this quote had become the most popular notion. Discuss 1 or 2 cases of buildings (should be skycrapers).

Chapter two: explores how different architects currently work in Contemporary architecture. The aim is to show in present architecture, form follows not only function but also other elements. Discuss 1 or 2 cases of buildings (should be skycrapers).

Chapter three: conclusion of analysis in the two chapters above.

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