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Architectural Street Credibility: Reframing Contemporary Architecture to Sidewalk Level with Images from Google Street View

Abstract The purpose of this research was to assess the condition of the human/building interface at sidewalk level by reframing our view of contemporary architecture using Google Street View images. In particular, the goal was to find a means by which aesthetic engagement in the urban cultural ecology could be measured. Photo-elicitation, semantic differential, and visual assessment methods were adapted and combined to develop a photo-semantic assessment survey instrument for this study aimed at evaluating respondent preference for building images. Architectural adjective usage amongst 14 graduate students was surveyed, and the resulting 175-word list was synthesized down to seven positive and seven negative adjectives. Eleven representative buildi... (more)
Created Date 2014
Contributor Ball, John Henry (Author) / Cook, Edward (Advisor) / Kroelinger, Michael (Committee member) / Margolis, Eric (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Architecture / Aesthetics / Aesthetic / Architecture / Curatorial / Engagement / Meaning / Relational
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 149 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Architecture 2014
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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