Functional beauty, perception, and aesthetic judgements
British Journal of Aesthetics
The concept of functional beauty is analysed in terms of the role played by beliefs, in particular expectations, in our perceptions. After finding various theories of functional beauty unsatisfying, I introduce a novel approach which explains how aesthetic judgements on a variety of different kinds of functional objects (chairs, buildings, cars, etc.) can be grounded in perceptions influenced by beliefs.
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Sauchelli, A. (2013). Functional beauty, perception, and aesthetic judgements. British Journal of Aesthetics, 53(1), 41-53. doi: 10.1093/aesthj/ays057