Aesthetic Theory: Essential Texts for Architecture and by Mark Foster Gage

By Mark Foster Gage

A number of pivotal principles approximately good looks from all through heritage, with an creation and demanding headnotes.

This selection of writings on good looks comprises choices from twenty key philosophers and theoreticians spanning millennia:

Plato • Aristotle • Vitruvius • Alberti • Kant • Burke • Fiedler • Nietzsche • Wilde • Bergson • Bell • Scott • Benjamin • Bataille • Sontag • Jameson • Scarry • Nehamas • Zangwill • Freedberg and Gallese

With an creation and demanding headnotes explaining the significance of every textual content, Mark Foster Gage bargains a framework for a provocative background of principles approximately attractiveness as they relate to modern considering on structure and layout. In a global more and more outlined through luxurious visuality, the suggestions of good looks and visible sensation aren't mere highbrow routines yet criteria that outline the very nature of layout perform throughout disciplines and which are necessary to the rising worlds of layout and structure within the twenty-first century.

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