@Wendi Yan

August 23, 2019

Awe may result from the perception of, and need to accommodate, vastness (Keltner & Haidt, 2003, in Yaden et al., 2017).

Vastness can refer to perceptual vastness, as in viewing an enormous mountain or a towering building – or it can refer to conceptual vastness, as in hearing an idea with enormous implications or meditating on the meaning of eternity (Yaden et al., 2018).

1. INFINITY

a. Magnitude

scale

Christo & Jeanne-Claude

Christo & Jeanne-Claude

Christo & Jeanne-Claude

Christo & Jeanne-Claude

Spiral Jetty, Robert Smithson

Spiral Jetty, Robert Smithson

Richard Long

Richard Long

Cenotaph for Newton, Etienne-Louis Boullée

Cenotaph for Newton, Etienne-Louis Boullée

Saffar Studio

Saffar Studio

Expo'98 Portuguese National Pavilion, Álvaro Siza Vieira

Expo'98 Portuguese National Pavilion, Álvaro Siza Vieira

Expo'98 Portuguese National Pavilion, Álvaro Siza Vieira

Expo'98 Portuguese National Pavilion, Álvaro Siza Vieira

The Pyramid, Ricardo Bofill

The Pyramid, Ricardo Bofill

material: extreme heaviness & lightness

Richard Serra

Richard Serra

Richard Serra

Richard Serra

National Assembly Building at Bangladesh

National Assembly Building at Bangladesh

Brutalism

Brutalism

Yugoslavian architecture

Yugoslavian architecture

National Assembly Building at Bangladesh

National Assembly Building at Bangladesh

Phillips Exeter Academy Library

Phillips Exeter Academy Library

Tomas Saraceno, On Space Time Foam

Tomas Saraceno, On Space Time Foam