Dr. David Seamon, Kansas State University

Environmental & Architectural Phenomenology, published two times a year, is a forum and clearing house for research and design that incorporate a qualitative approach to environmental and architectural experience and meaning.

One key concern of EAP is design, education, and policy supporting and enhancing natural and built environments that are beautiful, alive, and humane. Realizing that a clear conceptual stance is integral to informed research and design, the editor is most interested in phenomenological approaches but also gives attention to related styles of qualitative research.

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Vol. 30, No. 1, Winter/Spring 2019 (Besides “conferences,” “items of interest,” and “citations received,” this EAP issue includes the following entries: an “in memoriam” for geographer David Lowenthal, an early figure in environmental phenomenology, who died in London in September; a “book note” on architect and architectural theorist Hendrik Auret’s Christian Norberg-Schulz’s Interpretation of Heidegger’s Philosophy (Routledge, 2018); a “book note” on philosopher Edward Casey’s The World on Edge (Indiana University Press, 2017); the second part of the late philosopher Henri Bortoft’s 1999 conference presentation on Goethean science; Anthropologist Jenny Quillien’s reflections upon her recent experiences of living in Amsterdam as they point toward the significance of language in contributing to places and lifeworlds; Colorado speedskater David Feric’s account of his firsthand experience of the sport as a starting point for a phenomenology of speedskating; Artist and art educator Doris Rohr’s consideration of the work of British artist and art critic John Ruskin as a conceptual and methodological means to facilitate a style of seeing and drawing that maintains sympathetic contact with the thing looked at and represented.

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Environmental & Architectural Phenomenology Vol. 30, No. 1
Kansas State University. Architecture Department