The Aesthetics of Architecture

The Aesthetics of Architecture
Author: Roger Scruton
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 316
Release: 2013-04-21
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: 9780691158334

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"Paperback reissue, with a new introduction by the author."

Virtual Aesthetics in Architecture

Virtual Aesthetics in Architecture
Author: Sara Eloy,Anette Kreutzberg,Ioanna Symeonidou
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2021-08-30
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: 9781000430851

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Virtual Aesthetics in Architecture: Designing in Mixed Realities presents a curated selection of projects and texts contributed by leading international architects and designers who are using virtual reality technologies in their design process. It triggers discussion and debate on exploring the aesthetic potential and establishing its language as an expressive medium in architectural design. Although virtual reality is not new and the technology has evolved rapidly, the aesthetic potential of the medium is still emerging and there is a great deal more to explore. The book provides a comprehensive overview of the current use of virtual reality technologies in the architectural design process. Contributions are presented in six parts, fully illustrated with over 150 images. Recent projects presented are distributed in five themes: introduction to mixed realities; space and form; context and ambiguity; materiality and movement; body and social. Each theme includes richly illustrated essays by leading academics and practitioners, including those from Zaha Hadid Architects and MVRDV, detailing their design process using data-driven methodologies. Virtual Aesthetics in Architecture expands the use of technology per se and focuses on how architecture can benefit from its aesthetic potential during the design process. A must-read for practitioners, academics, and students interested in cutting-edge digital design.

The Aesthetics of Architecture

The Aesthetics of Architecture
Author: Roger Scruton
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 328
Release: 1979
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: STANFORD:36105003269672

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The Architecture of Use

The Architecture of Use
Author: Stephen Grabow,Kent Spreckelmeyer
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 194
Release: 2014-10-03
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: 9781135016463

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By analyzing ten examples of buildings that embody the human experience at an extraordinary level, this book clarifies the central importance of the role of function in architecture as a generative force in determining built form. Using familiar twentieth-century buildings as case studies, the authors present these from a new perspective, based on their functional design concepts. Here Grabow and Spreckelmeyer expand the definition of human use to that of an art form by re-evaluating these buildings from an aesthetic and ecological view of function. Each building is described from the point of view of a major functional concept or idea of human use which then spreads out and influences the spatial organization, built form and structure. In doing so each building is presented as an exemplar that reaches beyond the pragmatic concerns of a narrow program and demonstrates how functional concepts can inspire great design, evoke archetypal human experience and help us to understand how architecture embodies the deeper purposes and meanings of everyday life.

On the Aesthetics of Architecture

On the Aesthetics of Architecture
Author: Ralf Weber
Publsiher: Avebury
Total Pages: 279
Release: 1995-01-01
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: 185628977X

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"On the Aesthetics of Architecture is a result of an interdisciplinary study in architectural theory, psychology and philosophy and the author's experience as a practicing architect. It tries to relate theories of aesthetics and recent advances in the psychology of visual perception to the practice of design." "The text starts with an analysis of traditional and contemporary schools of thought in architectural theory, and then proceeds through the formulation of a general theory of aesthetics based on perceptual and cognitive information processing to a description of the actual conditions under which aesthetic experiences of buildings and cities takes place. It exemplifies principles of aesthetic appropriateness through an analysis of architectural space and form." "Weber's book attempts to move the discussion of architectural aesthetics beyond the shifting doctrines of style and the often ambiguous dicta of critics. While the author makes no claim that his interpretation of psychological research will result in good architecture, he does insist on the need to bring the discussion of form back to more objective grounds. As such, it provides a valuable teaching resource and an important new contribution to the discussion among architects themselves, as well as between psychologists, philosophers and art theorists."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Environmental Aesthetics

Environmental Aesthetics
Author: Jack L. Nasar
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 564
Release: 1992-07-31
Genre: Psychology
ISBN: 0521429161

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How do people react to the visual character of their surroundings? What can planners do to improve the aesthetic quality of these surroundings? Too often in environmental design, visual quality--aesthetics--is misunderstood as only a minor concern, dependent on volatile taste and thus undefinable. Yet a substantial body of research indicates the importance of visual quality in the environment to the public and has uncovered systematic patterns of human response to visual attributes of the built environment. Efforts to understand environmental aesthetics have been undertaken by investigators from such diverse fields as landscape architecture, environmental psychology, geography, philosophy, architecture, and city planning. As a result the relevant information is scattered and not readily available to professionals and policy makers. The book brings together classic and new contributions by distinguished workers in different disciplines. It explores theory and data on preferences in the visual environment, and also addresses the practical application of aesthetic criteria in design, planning and public policy. Promising directions for future research are identified.

The Anaesthetics of Architecture

The Anaesthetics of Architecture
Author: Neil Leach
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 132
Release: 1999
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: 0262621266

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Leach examines the consequences of the growing preoccupation with images and image-making in contemporary architectural culture, arguing that focusing on images dulls the senses. 30 illustrations.

Reality Modeled After Images

Reality Modeled After Images
Author: Michael Young
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 217
Release: 2021-08-30
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: 9781000402100

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Reality Modeled After Images: Architecture and Aesthetics after the Digital Image explores architecture’s entanglement with contemporary image culture. It looks closely at how changes produced through technologies of mediation alter disciplinary concepts and produce political effects. Through both historical and contemporary examples, it focuses on how conventions of representation are established, maintained, challenged, and transformed. Critical investigations are conjoined with inquiries into aesthetics and technology in the hope that the tensions between them can aid an exploration into how architectural images are produced, disseminated, and valued; how images alter assumptions regarding the appearances of architecture and the environment. For students and academics in architecture, design and media studies, architectural and art history, and related fields, this book shows how design is impacted and changed by shifts in image culture, representational conventions and technologies.