Practical Aesthetics

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I have been continuing to look at the final processing of the infrared images, prompted by the PhotoBath curation team’s decision to include 4 of the series in the upcoming Showcase book. I was not involved in the curation process, though I have to say I do like the team’s choice, as the 4 images tell an interesting story. The …

Beauty and Utility

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This follows on my comments on Harmony and ‘Environmental Aesthetics‘, as well as the post on ‘What is Good‘. Perhaps my overriding point in those posts is that Eastern traditions pay greater attention to the ethical concept of harmony, both socially and with nature, than Western traditions. Harmony is seen to be a ‘good thing’. This could be exhibited in …