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Beauty as an objective.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beauty

Beauty is a characteristic of a person, animal, place, object, or idea that provides a perceptual experience of pleasure, meaning, or satisfaction
 

Beauty requires perception.

 

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/beauty

1.
the quality present in a thing or person that gives intense pleasure or deep satisfaction to the mind, whether arising from sensory manifestations (as shape, color, sound, etc.), a meaningful design or pattern, or something else (as a personality in which high spiritual qualities are manifest)…

 

Beauty is not confined to the sense of sight.

 

Perception

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/perception

1.
the act or faculty of apprehending by means of the senses or of the mind; cognition; understanding.

 

Understanding

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/understanding

1.
mental process of a person who comprehends; comprehension; personal interpretation: My understanding of the word does not agree with yours.

 

understanding is relative =>  perception is relative =>  beauty is relative

 

Beauty is based on one’s understanding; one’s experience.  Beauty is learned.

 

greater experience =>  greater understanding =>  greater perception of beauty

 

Understanding is a prerequisite for perceiving beauty

 

To perceive beauty in architecture is to understand it; not as a mere object (or space) in a single instance but as an experience, system, and solution in and through time.

 

Durability, Functionality, Beauty (firmitas, utilitas, venustas) should not be segregated

 

Beauty = Functionality + Durability + …