Environmental Aesthetics

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I posted a short item on Facebook, as follows: Tea Okakura Kakuso, in his 1906 The Book of Tea, builds the case that a better understanding of each other’s philosophies would prevent much conflict in the world. He wrote that: ‘Teaism is a cult founded on the adoration of the beautiful amongst the sordid facts of everyday existence. It inculcates purity …

Do Not Bend: The Photographic Life of Bill Jay

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This brilliant and insightful movie has just been made available on YouTube. For anyone that hasn’t seen it. From the United Nations of Photography announcement about making this available: ‘Bill was a great believer in the sharing of knowledge, experience and beliefs and we therefore felt it was appropriate to make our feature length documentary on his life available for …