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Philosophy and Perception of Beauty in Architecture

Alasmar, Reham; (2019) Philosophy and Perception of Beauty in Architecture. American Journal of Civil Engineering , 7 (5) pp. 126-132. 10.11648/j.ajce.20190705.12. Green open access

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Definitions of beauty and space are as diverse as defined by the disciplines in which it plays a fundamental role; from science and philosophy to art and architecture, each field’s definition for the perception of the beauty of space is often simplified or reduced. This consequently denies us access new spaces whose definitions and perspectives, strategies and impacts on human perception of beauty of space are rarely considered in any cohesive manner. The debate, “Perception of beauty in Architecture and human perception of space”. The research tries to reflect upon new understanding to the meaning of beauty in architecture and thus access new definitions and understanding to the beauty perspectives, strategies and processes of perception beauty in architecture. Some works of architecture have remarkable aesthetic value. According to certain philosophers, part of this value derives from the appearance of such constructions to fulfill the function for which they were built. The research digs through the dilemma of form follows function and argues that one way of understanding the connection between function and aesthetic value resides in the concept of functional and beauty together not the idea of function vs. beauty; the paper attempts to offer a better way of understanding it.

Type: Article
Title: Philosophy and Perception of Beauty in Architecture
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.11648/j.ajce.20190705.12
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.11648/j.ajce.20190705.12
Language: English
Additional information: Copyright © 2019 Authors retain the copyright of this article. This article is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Keywords: Aesthetics, Perception, Beauty, Illusion
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment > Bartlett School Env, Energy and Resources
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10159247
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