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The Aesthetics of Architecture

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The Aesthetics of Architecture by Roger Scruton
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Architecture is distinguished from other art forms by its sense of function, its localized quality, its technique, its public and nonpersonal character, and its continuity with the decorative arts. In this important book, Roger Scruton calls for a return to first principles in contemporary architectural theory, contending that the aesthetic of architecture is, in its very essence, an aesthetic of everyday life. Aesthetic understanding is inseparable from a sense of detail and style, from which the appropriate, the expressive, the beautiful, and the proportionate take their meaning. Scruton provides incisive critiques of the romantic, functionalist, and rationalist theories of design, and of the Freudian, Marxist, and semiological approaches to aesthetic value. In a new introduction, Scruton discusses how his ideas have developed since the book's original publication thirty years ago, and he assesses the continuing relevance of his argument for the twenty-first century.

Author Biography

Roger Scruton is a visiting professor at Oxford University, where he is also a Fellow at Blackfriars Hall. His many books include "Art and Imagination", "Sexual Desire", "The Aesthetics of Music", and "A Political Philosophy: Arguments for Conservatism".
Release date NZ
April 21st, 2013
Author
Country of Publication
United States
Edition
Revised edition
Illustrations
90 halftones. 1 musical example.
Imprint
Princeton University Press
Pages
320
Dimensions
152x229x23
ISBN-13
9780691158334
Product ID
21043535

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