The structure and content of architectural experience : Scruton on architecture as art

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The notion of architectural experience has been explored by Roger Scruton in a essay in which he provides an account of both its structure and content, along with clarifications of certain key concepts in architectural criticism, such as architectural success and architectural beauty. In this article, I introduce Scruton’s theory and argue that, despite its intuitive appeal, some crucial elements for the appreciation of buildings as works of architecture are not adequately addressed there. I then propose various ways of addressing these criticisms.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)26-45
Number of pages20
JournalEstetika: the central european journal of aesthetics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

I thank Rafael De Clercq and the anonymous referees of this journal for comments and suggestions. This work was supported by Hankuk University of Foreign Studies Research
Fund of 2012.

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