Last post today on this deliciously beautiful book, Beauty.
Few important artists working today talk openly about beauty as a goal for their art. […] the sincere and unequivocal pursuit of beauty has been largely exiled from the contemporary art world.2018 PHAIDON PRESS LIMITED, STEFAN SAGMEISTER AND JESSICA WALSH BEAUTY, P. 86.
When we talk about beauty, we really mean formal intent. By working to create a beautiful design or object, we’re committing ourselves to a higher standard. With the appropriate training, any designer can craft an object that functions. We assume function and seek higher ground.2018 PHAIDON PRESS LIMITED, STEFAN SAGMEISTER AND JESSICA WALSH BEAUTY, P. 86.