Book entitled ‘Architectural Aesthetics’ by Assist. Prof. Dr. Emina Zejnilovic and Assist. Prof. Dr. Erna Husukic, has recently been published by International Burch University.
As architecture is a social product, this work puts culture in the central focus, as the main factor influencing artistic form as well as aesthetic experience through valued perception. It contributes to a fairly new study of cultural aesthetics in architectural arena, motivated by simple curiosity: Why do buildings look in a certain way at a certain place and moment in time? This interest has led into exploratory study of transcultural investigation in the field of architectural aesthetics, which identifies the do’s and don’ts of culturally related architectural design.
The material presents an overview of Western and Islamic philosophical though on aesthetics, discusses architectural rationalization and principles that lead to the establishment of visual order and therefore aesthetic quality; and presents main socio-cultural factors that impact architectural form. As such, it establishes a theoretical base for an investigation on the extent or existence of universality of aesthetic phenomenology, which goes beyond any cultural specification, attempting to identify the link between architectural visual language and positive aesthetic experience.