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Posted by Alan Nagel on January 25, 1999 at 18:13:55:

In Reply to: Re: A comment posted by Marvin Amstey on January 25, 1999 at 12:15:00:

: I understand what Mr. Salingaros is saying, and I can apply the criteria to a Caucasian rug with strong, contrasting color, and "perfect" balance, yet I don't care for the Caucasian rug as art using my aesthetic. I recall Doris Blau saying to me that she can not enjoy Turkomen rugs as much as others, comparing them to Germanic march music; whereas, she looks at an East Turkestan rug , compares that to Vivaldi, and likes it much better. Where does the checklist come in to account for the fact that I like Turkomen (and East Turkestan) rugs and don't care much about Caucasian rugs and Doris Blau has a different aesthetic? Marvin

Marvin draws a distinction we might all bring into play here.

DO WE WANT aesthetic understanding to explain how we should/must agree?
OR ... to regulate who wins?

Isn't it perhaps quite enough that aesthetic understanding should provide for us to differ AND to agree coherently?

How about it Marvin? is there really any problem in the fact that you like carrots and I like chocolate, someone a magnificent Perepedil and another person a fine Agra? Can't these matters just be ones of taste that needn't really get in our way, much less stick the craw?

Come to think of it, maybe the very best carrot is at least as appealing as a perfect chocolate.


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