Posted by Michael Wendorf on January 25, 1999 at 16:39:51:
In Reply to: Re: A comment posted by Wendel Swan on January 25, 1999 at 16:05:26:
: 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."
Wendel and friends:
It wasn't just my mother, it was LIFE cereal and the "give it to Mikey he'll eat anything" line. I agree that there are some very interesting propositions here. The problem is wading through it, thinking about it and applying it is time consuming. It may take me more than a week just to internalize the ideas which are so interesting. Anyway, I too hope others will find the patience to follow through to test the results. At the least this makes reading Alexander a lot more interesting.
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