All Senses Matter--expos essay 1

All Senses Matter--expos essay 1 - Poojan Patel Expository...

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Poojan Patel Expository Writing 2/17/2012 All senses matter In many cultures, sight is frequently viewed as the most important sense while all the other senses are of lower importance. In his essay, “The Eyes of the Skin,” Juhani Pallasmaa criticizes this way of thinking. Pallasmaa believes that all five senses work together and are interdependent and to show this he talks about the homogenization of space. The “homogenization of space (286)” is when everything in a particular space is perceived the same way through only one sense and due to this our living experience deteriorates. When Pallasmaa talks about this concept he is referring to how a space that is homogenized is an environment where you use your vision but not the other senses. In his essay, Pallasmaa describes how senses such as hearing and touch are just as important as vision and he also talks about the consequences of a homogenized space that has neither hearing nor touch. Hearing is a sense that often plays second fiddle to vision. However, Pallasmaa
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