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Basically-“yearly”-at-this-point Daily Quote #62

“We have referred above to the debate over whether the interpretation of artworks requires an inquiry into the maker’s intentions. This debate, which centered, naturally enough, on the case of literature, has witnessed confident assertions to the effect that this … Continue reading

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Rare-These-Days Quote #61

“Constructivism demanded that every work speak plainly, and not mystify anyone. This was true of architecture, too: the building as declaration. Here is a design for the offices of the party newspaper Pravda. The problem was Lenin wasn’t interested in the … Continue reading

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Daily Quote #60

If “art for art’s sake” means for truth’s sake, or for beauty’s sake – to express nature as well, and with as good workmanship as one can, one cannot have a better motto; but if it means that the object of … Continue reading

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Daily Quote #59

I am anxious that the world should be inclined to look to painters for information about painting. I hope to show that ours is a regularly taught profession; that is scientific as well as poetic; that imagination alone never did, … Continue reading

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Just-Slightly-Less-Than-Daily Quote #56

“art school crits maddening, id politics frankly wrong, thick skin, paint on!” – Anne LaFond, even though it was the summary of a larger post, it was exactly what I needed to read right at this moment. Without getting all … Continue reading

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Daily Quote #56

Writing is thinking. To write well is to think clearly. That’s why it’s so hard. – David McCullough

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Pre-emptory Daily Quote #55 because-I-intend-to-be-busy-tomorrow

Derrida’s special significance lies not in the fact that he was subversive, but in the fact that he was an outright intellectual fraud — and that he managed to dupe a startling number of highly educated people into believing that … Continue reading

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