Post by the category “about thinking”

The aestheticization of the world

por valeriamidena em

            We are no longer at a time when industrial production and culture referred to separate, radically irreconcilable universes; we are at a time when production, distribution and consumption systems are impregnated, penetrated and remodeled (…)

Read the rest of this entry »

The beauty of imperfection

por valeriamidena em

                        Throughout Western history, the concept of beauty has always been associated with the idea of perfection. In ancient Greece, the definition of beautiful was structurally linked to notions (…)

Read the rest of this entry »

Singing the spaces, building the song

por valeriamidena em

                      Philosophers, historians and theorists have been long trying to establish a connection between music and architecture. Two thousand five hundred years ago, Pythagoras had already conceptualized the mathematical harmony (…)

Read the rest of this entry »

About the places that inhabit us

por valeriamidena em

                      From Homer’s ‘Odyssey’ to Calvino’s ‘Invisible Cities’, there are countless beautiful encounters between literature and travel throughout our history. Unlike tourist guides, who seek to provide practical information on (…)

Read the rest of this entry »

Simplicity and style

por valeriamidena em

Elsa Peretti is perhaps the greatest responsible for the contemporary image of Tiffany & Co. Since her first collection for the brand in 1974, the Italian designer has been creating beautiful objects and jewelry that are characterized by an organic (…)

Read the rest of this entry »

Dust in the wind

por valeriamidena em

                  The main value of material wealth lies in the fact that it meets the basic needs of our existence. The greater the wealth, the greater the access, the level of comfort (…)

Read the rest of this entry »

Intolerance

por valeriamidena em

                    ‘Intolerance: Love’s Struggle Throughout the Ages’ was launched in 1916 by DW Griffith. With unprecedented production costs at the time, this silent film is about 4 hours long and, through (…)

Read the rest of this entry »

A non-style guide

por valeriamidena em

Since its launch in 2010, much has been said about the book by Inès de la Fressange and Sophie Gachet. In fact, this is a great book: the text is full of humor, grace and vivacity; the illustrations (made by (…)

Read the rest of this entry »

Form and thought

por valeriamidena em

                      From all the European artists who immigrated to Brazil during or shortly after the Second World War and who contributed significantly to the enrichment of our visual arts, Mira (…)

Read the rest of this entry »

The key

por valeriamidena em

                      “February 27th Just as I imagined. My wife keeps a diary. To this day I took the precaution of not writing it in this notebook, but actually my attention (…)

Read the rest of this entry »