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Aesthetics, Well-Being and Health: Essays Within Architecture and Environmental Aesthetics : Essays Within Architecture and Environmental Aesthetics, Hardback Book

Aesthetics, Well-Being and Health: Essays Within Architecture and Environmental Aesthetics : Essays Within Architecture and Environmental Aesthetics Hardback

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This title was first published in 2002: In everyday life, most people do not reflect seriously on the impacts of architecture and environmental aesthetics on their well-being and health.

This intriguing volume brings together professionals working in architecture, planning, urban design and social policy with academics from both humanities and social sciences to provide a broad-based and insightful discussion on how aesthetics affect us emotionally and physically.

The essays help us understand our cultural and individual preferences related to the quality of the environment and challenge the common belief that environmental beauty is a matter of personal taste.

A wide range of concepts are discussed such as place identity, multi-sensuous and emotional processes, geometrical order and controlled space, architectural plasticity, aesthetically real and virtual values, participative design processes, ethics in architecture, and beauty and happiness.

The book highlights the importance for today's society to engage more in aesthetic ethics and to understand the significance of creating aesthetically pleasing environments.

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  • Format: Hardback
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Sociology
  • ISBN: 9781138723931

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