Good Health and Well-Being

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Aesthetics of Well-being: Positive Effects

  • Pedro Marques de AbreuEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-69627-0_110-1
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The entry examines the connections between beauty and Well-being, in order to give some criteria that allow to choose the sort of beauty that enhances Well-being. Despite touching on art and natural beauty, the leading focus of this entry is the disciplines that make up the artificial world – the human-made world – namely, Architecture and Product Design. To do so, this entry examines the general phenomenology of beauty, and the phenomenology of the built environment, in order to understand, in detail, their effect upon Well-being.

This entry belongs to a set of two articles that widely deal with the effect of aesthetics on Well-being. In the first part of the second article – “Aesthetics of Well-being: Negative Effects and Strategies for Designing the Built Environment”– it will be discussed how contemporary culture and economics sometimes hinders the production of beauty and what the personal and social consequences of that are. The second part of the same entry will...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Theory and History of Architecture Urbanism and DesignCIAUD, Lisbon School of ArchitectureLisbonPortugal

Section editors and affiliations

  • Tony Wall
    • 1
  1. 1.International Centre for ThrivingUniversity of ChesterChesterUK