Synopses & Reviews
Our surroundings affect us physically and spiritually: they can contribute to stress and general malaise or balance and strengthen us. Although personal preferences differ widely, there is a level of aesthetic response that we all share. If we look objectively at this, we can understand how different qualitites of environment can either nurture or poison us body and soul.
At a time when the environment is increasingly under the spotlight, Places of the Soul examines how we can put the human factor back into the building equation. Challenging conventional architectural practice, Christopher Day demonstrates how building design can start with people and place and how buildings can develop organically from these foundations.
"[O]ne of the seminal architecture books of recent times." Professor Tom Wooley, Architects Journal
"Christopher Day's refreshingly human approach brings glimpses of just how great the healing and life-enhancing potential of our physical environment can be. May his words be heard far and wide." Leslie Kenton