Tomasz Omieciński
Basic aesthetic assumptions of deconstructivism on the example of the Jewish Museum in Berlin by Daniel Libeskind

    The aim of this article is a deep analysis of the main aesthetic assumptions in the deconstructivist architecture on the example of Daniel Libeskind’s remarkable piece of architecture. The origins of this movement, its theoretical and philosophical foundations as well as the main ideas are presented. Then, based on the building of the Jewish Museum in Berlin, there are demonstrated two of Libeskind’s different approaches to the role of aesthetics in architecture. The first position is an attitude that refers to the emotionalist theory of art, the second to the conceptualist theory of art.

Key words: beauty, aesthetics, deconstructivism, Libeskind, Jewish Museum in Berlin

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