"A magical book… . A prism through which all worlds from literary creation to housework to aesthetics to carpentry take on enhanced—and enchanted-significances. Every reader of it will never see ordinary spaces in ordinary ways. Instead the reader will see with the soul of the eye, the glint of Gaston Bachelard."

The Poetics of Space by Gaston Bachelard
- from the foreword by John R. Stilgoe