Nold Egenter's Blog – July 2009 Archive (4)

Anthropology of Space: Universe versus Habitat

We have put up a new discussion within the group "Environmental Anthropology". It deals with O. F. Bollnow's anthropology of space, resp. the "theory" that human space perception is primary related to the spatial organisation of the habitat: space in German = "Raum" < "räumen" = clear a place from wilderness plants and the like for dwelling.…





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Added by Nold Egenter on July 24, 2009 at 3:35pm — No Comments

Anthropology of Space: Universe versus Habitat

We have put up a new discussion within the group "Environmental Anthropology". It deals with O. F. Bollnow's anthropology of space, resp. the "theory" that human space perception is primary related to the spatial organisation of the habitat: space in German = "Raum" < "räumen" = clear a place from wilderness plants and the like for dwelling.…





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Added by Nold Egenter on July 24, 2009 at 3:26pm — No Comments

SEMANTIC ARCHITECTURE IN JAPAN

There is a new video in our group showing "Semantic Architecture" in Japan (see former photos, but now with explanations). Christian religion found these sacred buildings formed with plant materials in many traditional societies all over the world. Since they were built as deities or other sacred objects they were classified into religion, but, since they were made with primitive construction methods (which for the local peoples means: very old and valuable things!) the missionaries classified… Continue

Added by Nold Egenter on July 21, 2009 at 12:48am — No Comments

What is "Traditional Architecture"?

There is a new Discussion Theme in the Group "Anthropology of Habitat and Architecture". It deals with the ethnology or anthropology of the house and its problems. It also introduces a new class: (topo-)semantic and symbolic architecture (life tree-fetish-maypole-complex) and what it can contribute to our understanding of (Neolithic type of) sedentary village culture.

Added by Nold Egenter on July 14, 2009 at 3:37pm — No Comments

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