Posted by Wendel Swan on January 25, 1999 at 16:05:26:
In Reply to: Re: A comment posted by Marvin Amstey on January 25, 1999 at 14:05:03:
The comments have been:
: : I would like to ask one question: Does anybody seriously believes that the set of rules in our checklist, or anything at all like them, can capture the esthetic perceptions of the human mind?
: : Regards, Yon
: The answer for me is "no". Marvin
Some very interesting propositions have been put before us. Despite having personally spent some time considering and addressing matters of design origin, symmetry and aesthetics, I am working to understand and apply the Alexander-Salingaros concepts.
This is clearly not a flash-card "I like it; I don't like it" exercise. We would all be wise not to dismiss what is before us without first understanding it.
Each of us already knows WHETHER we like a particular rug (food, beverage, music, painting, etc.) but when this Salon concludes, some may better understand WHY.
Remember what your mother always said: "Try it; you'll like it."
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