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Functional Beauty$
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Glenn Parsons and Allen Carlson

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780199205240

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199205240.001.0001

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Architecture and the Built Environment

Architecture and the Built Environment

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(p.137) 6 Architecture and the Built Environment
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Functional Beauty
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Glenn Parsons (Contributor Webpage)

Allen Carlson (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199205240.003.0006

This chapter seeks to vindicate the idea of aesthetically appreciating the built environment in light of function. It begins by arguing for the need for such appreciation, and detailing how our conception of Functional Beauty can fulfil this need. It then addresses the issues of indeterminacy and translation as they arise in the context of architecture. In doing, it attempts to clarify and recover what is correct in the much disputed doctrines that go under the name of ‘functionalism’ in architectural theory.

Keywords:   Functional Beauty, buildings, intedeterminacy, functionalism, architectural theory

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