Title

Functional beauty, perception, and aesthetic judgements

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

British Journal of Aesthetics

Publication Date

1-2013

Volume

53

Issue

1

First Page

41

Last Page

53

Abstract

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.

DOI

10.1093/aesthj/ays057

Print ISSN

00070904

E-ISSN

14682842

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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