[NetBehaviour] on ugliness

james jwm-art net james at jwm-art.net
Fri Nov 14 03:42:27 CET 2008

on ugliness by umberto eco

today in book store; a chain that can be found all over the country.

the proliferation of street art books in the art section is irritating.
i've street art books already and i'm not so interested anymore.

the only book catching my eye is 'on ugliness' (edited) by umberto eco

i'm not sure though. will it be interesting?

the pictures are great, worth buying alone for them.
colour pictures on every page reproducing art from the past 3000 years.

western art of course, but still it is full of pictures which are
unfamiliar to me, compared with the familiarity of, and now, the
predictability of, design.. i mean, street art... they're refreshing.

and isn't it rebellious of me to read about such institutionalized work?

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