On Architecture as a Spatial Art

Nordic Journal of Aesthetics 23 (43):53-64 (2012)


I present and evaluate various criticisms against the view that architecture and architectural value are to be understood solely in terms of internal space. I conclude that the architectural value of a building should not be limited to its internal spatial effects because the value of other elements, such as (non-spatial) function, materials, ornamentation, and so on cannot all be reduced to spatial values.

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Andrea Sauchelli
Lingnan University

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Modern Architecture and the Concept of Harmony.Rafael de Clercq - 2011 - British Journal of Aesthetics 51 (1):69-79.
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