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ERIC Number: ED036967
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Sep
Pages: 10
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The Aesthetics of Function.
Fitch, James Marston
The basic concepts and several examples of the effects of the physical environment on man are discussed. Aesthetic judgments of the environment are related primarily to the physiological well-being of an individual and secondarily to his social experiences. Excessive loading of any one of the senses can prevent a balanced assessment of the environment. Therefore, the responsibility of architecture is to lighten the stresses of life, permitting man to focus his energies upon productive work. Several examples explain this basic premise--(1) the child in a learning environment, (2) the patient convalescing in a hospital, and (3) the surgeon in an operating room. (TC)
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Note: Reprinted from Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, Volume 128, Article 2, Pages 706-714, September 27, 1965