The Dynamics of Delight: Architecture and Aesthetics

1st Edition

Peter F. Smith

Routledge
Published July 10, 2003
Reference - 240 Pages - 120 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780415300100 - CAT# RU25538

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Rounding off decades of exploration into the various ways in which buildings and urban sequences make an impact on the mind, The Dynamics of Delight emphasizes the qualitative aspects of form and space, providing designers with an analytical framework in which to evaluate projects on an aesthetic level. In laying the foundations for an appreciation of the aesthetic component in architecture, Smith considers the mechanisms which are involved in the aesthetic response and goes on to consider how human perception may be influenced by natural phenomena and draws on chaos theory and biomathematics to illustrate this original argument.

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