Category Archives: Aesthetics

Aesthetics as subject

Abbott Thayer, Countershading and Camouflage Theory

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Abbott Handerson Thayer (1849-1921) was for a time one of America’s most famous portrait painters. He was also an accomplished painter of the natural world, being particularly interested in animal colouration. He made three important contributions to camouflage theory. These … Continue reading

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Aesthetics: Successor to Plain and Provisional investigating what sort of aesthetics might be appropriate and sustainable. implicit order Repetition, grouping, alternation etc of elements effects perceived order. pattern                         … Continue reading

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Plain and Provisional

Plain and Provisional: A largely visual argument occasioned by 2 well known Manchester housing schemes. 1 Lovell East Manchester Exemplar Housing       In Venturi and Brown terms, this scheme is definitely a Duck. Plans manipulated to provide interesting … Continue reading

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