"This study follows from the premise that the works of architecture wit-nessed first, the awakening of the human mind, then the ages long struggle ofthe human mind to build a human world and to preserve it against its owndestructive tendency to return into an initial undifferentiated state, and itssubmission to this latter tendency as well. It is argued that to understandthe poetic content or any work of architecture means to disclose the self-image conveyed through a particular mode of defining and bringing orderinto space, and relating it to the world.Actually the insight that poetic (or creative) activity, including creation ofarchitectural space, is essentially imitative, and that what is imitated is aself . image, that human mind learns about itself continuously recreatingitself through whatever it creates, underlines the theory of poetry firstelucidated by Aristotle In Poetics and invoked by Vico (1725-44 ) in NewScienceContemporary analytical psychology owes Its development to this insight -so that it becomes possible to "read" in dreams and works of art, and in ar-chitecture, the states of mind, as It is exemplified in Jung's (1933 ) work.Bachelard (1958 ) "reads" in the images of "felicitious space" felicitiousself-images of the poetic consciousness... In this study, the emergence andunfolding of architectural space is related to the emergence of a first self-Image than to the unfolding of it a through a process of moravintellectualdevelopment depicted in the works if Vico (1725-44), Cassirer (1925)and Piaget (1965). This is an essential step to understand the modern dis-solution of space and the "ironic" space or "perverse" poetry created in re-action to the modern dissolution of the self. The emphasis of the study is onthe "modern" architectural space as an expression of the loss ofIhe"felicitious space"."