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the dominant sense of vision and the suppressed sense modality of touch

Body is truly the very locus of perception, reference, memory, thought, and consciousness, imagination, and integration. All the senses, including vision, are extensions of the tactile sense. The senses are specializations of skin tissue, and all sensory experiences are modes of touching, and thus related to tactility.

Ignorance of the role of the body, as well as the dominance of the sense of vision and the suppression of the other senses in articulating, storing, and processing sensory responses and thoughts, in the way architecture was taught, conceived, and critiqued, resulted in the disappearance of sensory and sensual qualities from architecture.

integrative role of buildings and cities

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