Revisionist Architecture

Karim Raef Gorgi

Abstract


This paper introduces the reconciliation as well as an analysis on the divide between contemporary and classical aesthetics in architecture. The analysis outlines the segmentation as one of standards rather than of aesthetic appeal, concluding with a proposal for the reconciliation by means of integrating modern and contemporary art into today’s architecture. This reconciliation would not only serve as an artistic take on architecture, but also raise awareness on the subjectivity of beauty in architecture. In the conclusion of this paper, there are highlighted illustrations demonstrating the picturesque outcome of using this proposed method of integration.


Keywords


contemporary; classical; aesthetics

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.24821/jousa.v6i2.3159

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