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Assessing aesthetics preferences of Malay wood carved panels

Othman, Jamilah and Abdul Majid, Noor Hanita (2017) Assessing aesthetics preferences of Malay wood carved panels. Science International, 29 (2 (Special)). pp. 133-136. ISSN 1013-5316

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Malay wood carvings are seen as man’s spontaneous reaction towards his environment when the availability of local material was used to achieve aesthetics value with functional natural ventilation. Thus, a study of wood carvings of the Malay vernacular houses should have equal concern for both issues. This paper assessed the public’s aesthetics preferences of twenty wood carved panels. The result of the survey shows that the panels with geometrical, calligraphy and floral motifs received the highest aesthetics preferences. Interestingly, the incisions of panels with more voids were highly preferred for. Similarly, panels with more voids have influenced the function of the natural ventilation better. In addition, the study also suggests that the elements of nature depicted on the panels have contributed higher aesthetics preferences of the public.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 2916/59342
Uncontrolled Keywords: Aesthetics preferences, natural ventilation, assessing and Malay wood carvings
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General) > H61 Theory. Method
N Fine Arts > NK Decorative arts Applied arts Decoration and ornament > NK3600 Other arts and art industries. Ceramics. Costume. Glass. Glyptic arts. Metalwork. Textiles. Woodwork > NK9600 Woodwork
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Architecture
Depositing User: Dr. Jamilah Othman
Date Deposited: 15 Nov 2017 15:33
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2018 16:42
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/59342

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