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The Dynamics of Delight

Architecture and Aesthetics

The Dynamics of Delight by Peter F. Smith
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Rounding off decades of exploration into the various ways in which buildings and urban sequences make an impact on the mind, The Dynamics of Delight emphasizes the qualitative aspects of form and space, providing designers with an analytical framework in which to evaluate projects on an aesthetic level. In laying the foundations for an appreciation of the aesthetic component in architecture, Smith considers the mechanisms which are involved in the aesthetic response and goes on to consider how human perception may be influenced by natural phenomena and draws on chaos theory and biomathematics to illustrate this original argument.

Taylor and Francis; August 2003
240 pages; ISBN 9781134421725
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Title: The Dynamics of Delight
Author: Peter F. Smith
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