The truth of contemporary architecture and aesthetics categories


In modern architecture, the issue of the truth and lie can be considered in several aspects (form, idea, material, etc.), also in terms of beauty and aesthetics. The purpose of this article is to analyse some works of architecture in identified categories of aesthetics and to refer them to the issue of the truth. As the research methods the author used the analytical method, critical discussion and the case study. The result of the research is a certain image of contemporary architecture in the context of aesthetics categories, the truth and the matter of idea.


architecture; truth; category of aesthetics; beauty; kitsch

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Published : 2021-12-30

Tokajuk, A. (2021). The truth of contemporary architecture and aesthetics categories. Teka Komisji Architektury, Urbanistyki I Studiów Krajobrazowych, 17(4), 110-116.

Andrzej Tokajuk
Faculty of Architecture, Bialystok University of Technology  Poland

Andrzej Tokajuk – architect, doctor of technical sciences, works at the Faculty of Architecture at Bialystok University of Technology. He is the author and co-author of several dozen scientific publications indexed, among others in the Web of Science and Scopus databases, participant of international scientific EU programmes. He deals with issues of designing housing architecture, urban planning of housing complexes, living standards, revitalization and development of urban structures and theory of architecture.