A living environment that is perceived as aesthetically pleasant improves our quality of life, and we continuously assess our surroundings from this point of view. How things look, sound and feel clearly makes a difference. In addition to assessing our world, we prefer doing and making things so as to promote aesthetic appeal. Aesthetic values guide our choices.
Aesthetics as Space explores the aesthetic aspects of our life in the 21st century. There is no all-encompassing 21st-century aesthetics; rather, it is a multi-dimensional space of competing interpretations and ideas. This book gives the reader tools for understanding these different approaches.
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Ossi Naukkarinen is Professor of Aesthetics and Vice-Dean of Research at the Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture. His articles have been published in numerous publications in English, Finnish, Chinese, Spanish, Italian and Slovenian.