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Nature as symbolism of aesthetics in the traditional Malay living environment

Azmin, Aida Kesuma (2011) Nature as symbolism of aesthetics in the traditional Malay living environment. In: Malay vernacular architecture : traditional and contemporary expressions. IIUM Press, Kuala Lumpur, pp. 8-18. ISBN 978-967-418-057-7

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Abstract

This section identifies peoples' aspirations towards aesthetical symbolism of nature in their contemporary living environments. It also discovers the level of people's knowledge about their d"relling architecture. According to survey findings, people's perceptions relating to aspects of aesthetics are always associated with nature, and the natural appreciation towards it. Colour, water and carving traditions are attributes of nature that have been transformed into symbolic cultural meanings and cosmological understandings by indigenous societies. They add value and quality to the living environment and manifest the relationship between Man and nature, Man and God, as well as Man and Man. They also act as the catalyst intellectual development and creativity in relation to design, gardens and crafts in the built environment.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: 3289/20774
Uncontrolled Keywords: Nature, Symbolism, Aesthetics, "Traditional Malay", Living Environment
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Architecture
Depositing User: Asst Prof Dr Aida Kesuma Azmin
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2012 21:46
Last Modified: 06 Nov 2012 17:11
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/20774

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