Title page for ETD etd-110698-203637

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Sease, Anthony Mark
URN etd-110698-203637
Title Topophilia: A Tidal Retreat
Degree Master of Architecture
Department Architecture
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Mashburn, Joseph L. Committee Chair
Brown, William W. Committee Member
Dunay, Robert J. Committee Member
  • prospect
  • tides
  • phenomenology
  • refuge
  • temporality
Date of Defense 1998-08-04
Availability unrestricted
"My wound is geography. It is also my anchorage, my port of call." -Pat Conroy

"Existential contents have their source in the landscape." -Willy Hellpach

The preceding statements each reflect the significance of the landscape to one's existential being. The first embodies the veracity of the latter in its specificity of place, the tidal marshes and sea islands of the Carolinas.

How do we come to know a place? What is the significance of one's participatory perception of the qualitative experience of the natural world? How can that awareness of the specificity of the surrounding physical environment be imparted through architecture?

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