American Journal of Civil Engineering

Special Issue

Aesthetics and Perception of Beauty in Architecture

  • Submission Deadline: Jun. 15, 2020
  • Status: Submission Closed
  • Lead Guest Editor: Reham Alasmar
About This Special Issue
Space perception is a process through which humans and organisms become aware of the relative positions of their bodies and objects around them. Space perception provides cues, such as depth and distance, which are important for movement and orientation to the environment.
Centuries of experimental research led to a more tenable conception in which space was described in terms of dimensions.
Some works of architecture have remarkable aesthetic value. According to certain philosophers, part of this value derives from the appearance of such constructions to fulfill the function for which they were built. Our sense organs translate physical energy from the environment into electrical impulses by their brain.
What is the beauty of architecture? How to perceive beautiful building? What is the philosophy of aesthetics in architecture?
Aims and Scope:
  1. Understanding aesthetics philosophy in architecture
  2. Beauty and proportionality in architecture
  3. Theories of taste and beauty in architecture
  4. The beauty of architectural structure
  5. The case for beauty in architecture
  6. How to define beauty in architecture
Lead Guest Editor
  • Reham Alasmar

    Faculty of Architecture, The University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan

Guest Editors
  • Xi Ye

    Faculty of Humanities and Arts, Macau University of Science and Technology, Macau, China

  • Abdulsalam Alshboul

    Department of Architecture, The University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan

  • Yamin Albetawi

    Department of Architecture, The University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan

  • Hanin Othman

    Department of Architecture, The University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan

  • Nabeel Alkurdi

    Department of Architecture, The University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan

  • Rama Alrabady

    Department of Architecture, The University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan

  • Baneen Alsaady

    Department of Architecture, The University of Technology, Baghdad, Iraq

Published Articles
  • Philosophy and Perception of Beauty in Architecture

    Reham Alasmar

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 5, September 2019
    Pages: 126-132
    Received: Oct. 20, 2019
    Accepted: Nov. 12, 2019
    Published: Nov. 20, 2019
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ajce.20190705.12
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    Abstract: Definitions of beauty and space are as diverse as defined by the disciplines in which it plays a fundamental role; from science and philosophy to art and architecture, each field’s definition for the perception of the beauty of space is often simplified or reduced. This consequently denies us access new spaces whose definitions and perspectives, st... Show More