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Glenn Parsons and Allen Carlson

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780199205240

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199205240.001.0001

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Artefacts and Everyday Aesthetics

Artefacts and Everyday Aesthetics

(p.167) 7 Artefacts and Everyday Aesthetics
Functional Beauty

Glenn Parsons (Contributor Webpage)

Allen Carlson (Contributor Webpage)

Oxford University Press

This chapter considers the realm of ‘everyday aesthetics’. The project of ‘everyday aesthetics’ provides a conception of aesthetic experience that better reflects its pervasiveness. The notion of Functional Beauty is discussed in relation to this project. It is argued that the concept of Functional Beauty is not only applicable to everyday things, but offers a more cogent and defensible framework for understanding everyday aesthetics than other current approaches.

Keywords:   Functional Beauty, aesthetic experience, aesthetics, everyday aesthetics

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