Gaston Bachelard (1884-1963) is the author ofThe Poetics of Space, The Psychoanalysis of Fire, andThe New Scientific Spirit"
A magical book. . . . A prism through which all worlds from literary creation to housework to aesthetics to carpentry take on enhanced-and enchanted-significances. Every reader of it will never see ordinary spaces in ordinary ways. Instead the reader will see with the soul of the eye, the glint of Gaston Bachelard. -from the foreword by John R. Stilgoe