The Age of the Ugly

February 2014
National Review;2/24/2014, Vol. 66 Issue 3, p26
The article looks at the place of beauty in Western civilization. The article cites the distinction between the Old Western and New Western eras, saying that beauty in architecture, poetry, and other forms was an integral part of life in previous times. Topics include the architecture of ancient marketplaces versus that of modern shopping malls, ugliness in modern culture, and the view of aesthetic values expressed in Marcel Proust's "Remembrance of Things Past."


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