By Henri Lefebvre
Henri Lefebvre has substantial claims to be the best residing thinker. His paintings spans a few sixty years and contains unique paintings on a various variety of matters, from dialectical materialism to structure, urbanism and the event of daily life. The construction of house is his significant philosophical paintings and its translation has been lengthy awaited through students in lots of diverse fields.
The ebook is a look for a reconciliation among psychological area (the area of the philosophers) and actual house (the actual and social spheres within which all of us live). during his exploration, Henri Lefebvre strikes from metaphysical and ideological issues of the which means of house to its adventure within the lifestyle of domestic and town. He seeks, in different phrases, to bridge the distance among the nation-states of conception and perform, among the psychological and the social, and among philosophy and truth. In doing so, he levels via artwork, literature, structure and economics, and additional presents a robust antidote to the sterile and obfuscatory equipment and theories attribute of a lot contemporary continental philosophy.
this can be a paintings of serious imaginative and prescient and incisiveness. it's also characterised by means of its author's wit and by way of anecdote, in addition to by means of a deftness of favor which Donald Nicholson-Smith's delicate translation accurately captures.