AN UNDERSTANDING OF VIEWS IN ARCHITECTURE (CASE STUDY NAPLES ITALY)
how architects create views that influence the psychology of the people or the viewer, that is to say the relationship between the viewer and the object in view). This should be a phenomenological analysis of views.
The essay should be organised as follows:
Describing what the essay is about; highlight the fact that this essay is a phenomenological analysis of how architects can create views that influence the psychological state of mind for the viewer. Need to define phenomenology according to any one or two of the following great philosophers such: Maurice Merleau-Ponty’s, Martin Heidegger, Edmund Husserl, Jean-Paul Sartre.
Need to provide a brief background of Naples in terms of historical value that are key to people of Naples and the general organization of the City that promotes various scale of open spaces(piazzas). The adulating topography of Naples should be described to an extent to be able portray the importance of views. Key important landmarks such as the Mount Vesuvius, Castel St. Elmo(immediate neighbor of my site), the gulf of Napoli(the sea port), Castel Nuovo(imposing medieval castel and art gallery).
In this part, need to make a phenomenological description of various views as see from my site, these shall include but not limited to: view of Mount Vesuvius in the far East, the Gulf of Naples sea, the city view, the Castel Nuovo. Perception of the viewer should be described at length for each of the above. Backside views should also be describe.
Furthermore, description of some photographs taken shall be important too.
Reference to the following books is important:
– Building dwelling thinking by Martin Heidegger
– The optical unconsciousness by Rosalind E. Krauss
– Passages in modern sculpture by Rosalind E. Krauss
– Sculpture 1985- 1998 by Richard Serra
– Phenomenology of Perception by Merleau- Ponty, M 1996.
The conclusion should give a strong argument that phenomenology is important in architecture