I argue that it is possible to find beauty in visually unremarkable, but exemplary utilitarian buildings such as MIT's Building 20. I draw on the philosopher Immanuel Kant's theory of 'adherent beauty' as a model for judging such buildings, not just as good or useful, but furthermore, as beautiful. This, I shall argue, is to judge as beautiful the confluence of the various aspects of the building.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Visual Arts and Performing Arts