Understanding Ugly: Human Response to Buildings in the Environment

Understanding Ugly: Human Response to Buildings in the Environment

Understanding Ugly: Human Response to Buildings in the Environment

Author: Ian Ellingham (St Edmund's 1993)

Publisher: Built Environment Open Forum Inc.

The book explores research about the visual factors that determine how a building is received - sometimes esteemed by one group and despised by another. It creates a synthesis of decades of insightful research and provides insights into what factors contribute to a building being perceived as delightful. While it is of particular interest to anyone who creates or manages buildings or cities, it is written in a non-technical style so as to be accessible and entertaining to anyone who takes an interest in the buildings and urban spaces that we inhabit.

Publication date: 
Wednesday 1 July 2020
ISBN: 
978-1-9992680-0-8