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What is Beauty in Architecture Today - and Are We Afraid of it?

07:00 - 22 February, 2019
What is Beauty in Architecture Today - and Are We Afraid of it?, Sagrada Familia, Antoni Gaudi. ImageImage via Wikimedia
Sagrada Familia, Antoni Gaudi. ImageImage via Wikimedia

This article was originally published on CommonEdge as "The 'B' Word: How a More Universal Concept of Beauty Can Reshape Architecture."

Why do Beautiful Things Make us Happy - And Why Does Modernism Make us Sad?

05:00 - 30 November, 2018

A recent exhibition at the MAK Vienna - Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art, is showcasing the works of Sagmeister & Walsh, a NYC-based design firm investigating what makes beauty so appealing.

Titled "Beauty," the exhibition explores the notion that beauty operates as an independent function, and that in itself, it can be the primary motive for architecture: form is a function. In collaboration with the YouTube channel and design studio Kurzgesagt (In A Nutshell), this video released along with the exhibition explains why beautiful things make us happy.

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