The book “Generators of architectural atmospheres” edited by Elisabetta Canepa and Bob Condia investigates the significance of the atmospheres of places analysing atmospheric generators, the relationship between architectural atmospheres and the experience of virtual reality, and the sensorial influences and visual experiences of proportional space.
Giuliana Bruno‘s book entitled “Atmospheres of projection. Environmentality in art and screen media” has been published by University of Chicago Press.
Bringing together cultural history, visual studies, and media archaeology, Bruno considers the interrelations of projection, atmosphere, and environment. She explores the histories of projection and atmosphere in visual culture and their continued importance to contemporary artists who are reinventing the projective imagination with atmospheric thinking and the use of elemental media.
To explain our fascination with projection and atmosphere, Bruno traverses psychoanalysis, environmental philosophy, architecture, the history of science, visual art, and moving image culture to see how projective mechanisms and their environments have developed over time. She reveals how atmosphere is formed and mediated, how it can change, and what projection can do to modify a site.In so doing, she gives new life to the alchemic possibilities of transformative projective atmospheres. Showing how their “environmentality” produces sites of exchange and relationality, this book binds art to the ecology of atmosphere.
In his last book “Atmosphere, architecture, cinema. Thematic reflections on ambiance and place”, Michael Tawa investigates atmospheres from a tectonic approach characterising them as the emergent product of the encounter between a mooded human being and an affective, ambient circumstance.