Prague, Khartoum and Rome, studied through their genius loci, the indelible character and spirit of places: an important step toward formulation of the "phenomenology of architecture".
[Genius Loci. Landscape Environment Architecture] Christian Norberg-Schulz investigates the relationships between architecture and the context by examining three cities: Prague, Khartoum and Rome. The study represents an important step toward formulation of the “phenomenology of architecture”. The task of the architect, the author asserts, is that of identifying the genius loci, or the spirit, the distinctive character of a space, and to create meaningful places to help man to live there. Many photographs clearly illustrate the reasoning developed in the text by Norberg-Schulz: a milestone of architectural writing.