On beauty

This is going to sound just a little pretentious, maybe a little arbitrary, therefore unnecessary in sum.

However:

Don’t you think the word “beauty” is so bastardized these days? I mean, listen, what do you think of when you hear the word beauty? It’s not the same as, say, Plato’s ideal of beauty. #amiright? So if I were to write, a la recherche – in search of truth, beauty and other intangibles, doesn’t it sound so cheap and tacky? Even though it’s not?

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4 responses to “On beauty

  1. Liz Chiang March 4, 2011 at 12:20 PM

    See Schjeldahl’s “On Beauty” for the New Yorker (circa. . .2003?) + related lectures.

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