Title

Architecture

Document Type

Book chapter

Source Publication

The Continuum Companion to Aesthetics

Publication Date

2012

First Page

201

Last Page

214

Publisher

Continuum

Abstract

In what follows, four issues in architectural aesthetics will be addressed: architectural design, architectural style, the justification of “optical correction”, and the metaphysics of reconstruction. The first three issues have been selected because they are fundamental, because they bring out some of architecture’s distinctive features, and because they can be expected to be found interesting by philosophers and non-philosophers alike. The fourth issue is less likely to be found interesting outside philosophy, but it is representative of recent discussions in the analytic philosophy of architecture. Those interested in the unselected topics—for example, the ways in which buildings can mean something—are referred to other survey articles and books, in particular, to Scruton (1979), Haldane (1998), Graham (2005), and Winters (2005, 2007).

Additional Information

ISBN of the source publication: 9781847063700

Recommended Citation

De Clercq, R. (2012). Architecture. In A. C. Ribeiro (Eds.), The continuum companion to aesthetics (pp.201-214). London: Continuum.

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