Re: my score - a meaningless exercise?

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Posted by Marvin Amstey on January 30, 1999 at 11:46:16:

In Reply to: Re: my score - a meaningless exercise? posted by Tom Cole on January 30, 1999 at 08:30:45:

: : Dear John,

: : I have done my homework and here are my scores.

: : Ensi 1 = 14
: : Ensi 2 = 19
: : Ensi 3 = 8

: : The rug I liked the best before doing this exercise was and still is Ensi 1.

: : To answer and to understand (if it is possible) the questions, it asked me more then two hours not counting three other hours to make first my homework.

: : It was interesting but using the formalist rules I would have selected a well balanced and spaced rug, but a rug without life (Ensi 2).

: : Monday, a friend of me who is a rug dealer, call me to say me that he had found a very interesting caucasian rug.

: : If I would have used the formalist rules I would never have bought this rug. It's a Shirvan rug with a wide main border containing a crab design on a white ground and the field contains rows of stylised flowers as in many Shirvan. Nothing special, a shirvan like another one if I would hve used the formalist rules !!

: : But the colours of each flower enhanced by the corroded brown are exceptionnal and the best colors I have ever seen in a rug. I have directly bought it.

: : This rug is a real dream!!

: : Some restoration must be done and when it will be restored I will post a picture and direct scan in the show and tell page.

: : Regard's
: :
: : Daniel

: According to Daniel, this exercise of checklist rating, etc. had no real meaning or relevance to his choice of rugs. With the amount of time it took him to complete this exercise and the results attained, I ask you, all of you, WHY BOTHER?

My results - and choice - are the same as Daniel's. We bothered because this was a highly useful excercise and discussion to think about aesthetics, why it is, how we interact with a piece of art, and many other things. I congratulate John for his work and follow-through for the most stimulating and interactive discussion to date. marvin

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