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Theme 3 The Biological Social and Cultural Aspects of Understanding Architecture II

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Architecture
Course
ARCH 170
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All Professors
Semester
Fall

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Theme 3: The Biological, Social, and Cultural Aspects of  Understanding Architecture II 02/27/2013 Architecture is a form of cultural communication Biological limits of seeing Gestalt psychology IBM Example Why is Gestalt important for the designer of the built environment These “principals” describe how we see They provide the structure we give to visual information A structure that simplifies and organizes what we see and explains how we see We see something that’s not really there and we see the effect of the whole event that is not  necessarily contained in the sum of the parts Gestalt Figure/ground – elements are perceived as either the background or the foreground Area – the smaller of 2 overlapping objects is seen as a figure, the larger is seen as ground Similarity – things that are similar are perceived to be more related than things that are d
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