Towards a Critical Neuroaesthetics

Sep 23, 2016

This illustrated presentation explores neuroaesthetics while examining the challenges of defining beauty in architecture. It interweaves research from neural science revealing principles of sensation, perception, and emotion with criticism in its many guises (description, rhetoric, rhapsody, etc.) to offer a new view of architectural criticism as ‘critical neuroaesthetics’ and suggests a place for architectural criticism, reconceived.

Kurt C. Hunker, FAIA (NewSchool of Architecture & Design)
Eve A. Edelstein, Ph.D., Assoc. AIA, FAAA (Perkins+Will; NewSchool of Architecture & Design)
Presented at: 
2016 ANFA Conference (Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, CA)
Published & professionally reviewed by: 
Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture

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