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Title: "Genius loci" : experience and the time
Authors: Banyś, Wiesław
Janeczek, Janusz
Keywords: miejsce filozofia; przestrzeń filozofia
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Citation: B. Malska, K. Wojcieszuk (red.), "Genius loci" : mappa della ricerca = mapa badań = research map" (S. 31-32). Katowice : Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Abstract: Maybe it is just the genius loci – the spirit of the place which cares for buildings, squares, cities – that makes the surrounding space so rich and open to the discovery of exceptional places and unique atmospheres. These are the places which attract and connect people, stimulate the growth of skills and talents and construct a clear hierarchy of universal values. Genius loci is a idea originating in Roman times which has survived through evolution until today. According to Roman mythology, the term denotes a benevolent spirit looking after families, homes or countries. The ancients also believed that every human being, from birth to death, had their own genius. This belief gained a new dimension in Christianity. Genius loci became a guardian angel, a protector and defender, always vigilant over mankind.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12128/3749
ISBN: 9788322619483
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