I come to praise .join, not to bury it...

Carel Fellinger cfelling at iae.nl
Sat Mar 17 22:03:40 CET 2001


Alex Martelli <aleaxit at yahoo.com> wrote:
> "Carel Fellinger" <cfelling at iae.nl> wrote in message
> news:98u86d$6p9$1 at animus.fel.iae.nl...
...
>> Here we agree, and clearly Rococo, though having a beauty of its own,
>> has nothing to do with the aesthetic principles that guided the
>> Bauhaus people, so aesthetics in it self as the sole guiding light has
>> it pitfals, to say the least:)  But we have discussed this before,
>> aesthettics as a design guide only works for the `Enlightend Ones'.

> So you're saying Brunelleschi was not 'Enlightend' enough for you,
> for example, because he ornamented aplenty?  This keeps sounding
> to me as high-falutin' cover-up for "what _I_ like is good".

I don't know Brunelleschi, so I can't comment on his `Enlightenment',
but surely the plenty of curls in the letters of the Rococo period did
no good to the *readability*, and *that* is what is relevant it the
context of our current discussion.




-- 
groetjes, carel



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