About the Author
Gaston Bachelard (1884–1962) was the son of shoemakers who went on to have an illustrious academic career. He is credited with a renewal of emphasis on symbol and poetic meaning in architecture.
Mark Z. Danielewski is the bestselling author of several novels, including House of Leaves and the National Book Award Finalist Only Revolutions. He lives in New York City.
Richard Kearney is an author, a philosopher, and the Charles B. Seelig Chair of Philosophy at Boston College.