Posts by the tag “sensibility”

The beauty of imperfection

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                        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 (…)

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Singing the spaces, building the song

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                      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 (…)

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About the places that inhabit us

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                      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 (…)

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Villa-Lobos Superstar

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                To my friends Marcos and Lucia   Heitor Villa-Lobos, as every great creator, began his work under the influence of the great masters of the style in his time (such as Wagner (…)

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Intolerance

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                    ‘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 (…)

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A non-style guide

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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 (…)

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Silent understanding

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The American Irving Penn was one of the key people in building the image of Western women in the second half of the twentieth century. He joined Vogue in the late 1940s through Alexander Liberman (his job was to “come (…)

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At the table

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                    Human beings might not even remember that dressing once had only a functional meaning in their lives – to protect the body from wheather conditions. After this first moment and (…)

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Contemporary aphorisms

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                    Being is not having. A purse is no trophy. Shoes are not a pedestal. A movie theater is not an amusement park, and the restaurant table is not a tribune. (…)

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The strength and beauty of words

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Born in Ohio in 1950, Jenny Holzer is an artist who, over the past three decades, has been consolidating a beautiful and impressive work in the visual arts. In spite of her flirting with the abstract arts at the beginning (…)

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