Architectural Design 1 Lectures by Dr. Yasser Mahgoub - Lecture 10 Aesthetics


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Architectural Design 1 Lectures by Dr. Yasser Mahgoub - Lecture 10 Aesthetics

  1. 1. Architectural Design Lectures Lecture 10 Aesthetics Lectures to Architectural Design 1 October 2009 By: Dr. Yasser Mahgoub
  2. 3. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition Copyright © 2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved. <ul><li>Aesthetic </li></ul><ul><li>aes·thet·ic or es·thet·ic   </li></ul><ul><li>adj. </li></ul><ul><li>Relating to the philosophy or theories of aesthetics. </li></ul><ul><li>Of or concerning the appreciation of beauty or good taste : the aesthetic faculties (senses). </li></ul><ul><li>Characterized by a heightened sensitivity to beauty . </li></ul><ul><li>Informal. Conforming to accepted notions of good taste . </li></ul><ul><li>n. </li></ul><ul><li>A guiding principle in matters of artistic beauty and taste ; artistic sensibility. </li></ul><ul><li>An underlying principle , a set of principles , or a view often manifested by outward appearances or style of behavior. </li></ul>
  3. 4. Definition <ul><li>The term aesthetics comes from the Greek α ἰ σθητική &quot;aisthetike&quot; and was coined by the philosopher Alexander Gottlieb Baumgarten in 1735 to mean &quot; the science of how things are known via the senses .&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Aesthetics is a branch of philosophy that is concerned with the nature of art and the criteria of artistic judgment . </li></ul>
  4. 5. Definition <ul><li>The classical conception of art as the imitation of nature was formulated by Plato and developed by Aristotle in his Poetics . </li></ul><ul><li>While modern thinkers such as Immanuel Kant , F. W. Schelling , Benedetto Croce , and Ernst Cassirer have emphasized the creative and symbolic aspects of art . </li></ul>
  5. 6. Aesthetics Today <ul><li>Today the word &quot; aesthetics &quot; may mean: </li></ul><ul><li>(1) the study of the aesthetic (all the aesthetic phenomena); </li></ul><ul><li>(2) the study of perception (of such phenomena); and </li></ul><ul><li>(3) the study of art (as a specific expression of what is perceived as aesthetic) </li></ul>
  6. 7. Objective vs. Subjective Aesthetics <ul><li>The major problem in aesthetics concerns the nature of the beautiful. Generally speaking there are two basic approaches to the problem of beauty: </li></ul><ul><li>The objective approach asserts that beauty inheres in the object and that judgments concerning it may have objective validity . </li></ul><ul><li>The subjective approach tends to identify the beautiful with that which pleases the observer . </li></ul>
  7. 8. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder!
  8. 9. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder!
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  21. 28. Thank you Dr. Yasser Mahgoub