Philosophy and Perception of Beauty in Architecture
American Journal of Civil Engineering
Volume 7, Issue 5, September 2019, Pages: 126-132
Received: Oct. 20, 2019;
Accepted: Nov. 12, 2019;
Published: Nov. 20, 2019
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Reham Alasmar, Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering, The University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan
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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.
Aesthetics, Perception, Beauty, Illusion
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Philosophy and Perception of Beauty in Architecture, American Journal of Civil Engineering. Special Issue: Aesthetics and Perception of Beauty in Architecture.
Vol. 7, No. 5,
2019, pp. 126-132.
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