Sep 29, 2008

Quote for Today

I'm reading Jane Jacobs' classic The Death and Life of Great American Cities, which is about urban planning but ultimately about so much more, and this quote from Eugene Raskin, an architecture professor at Columbia, explaining how a neigborhood's aesthetic monotony can't be concealed by superficial flourishes, popped out and stopped me cold:
Art is the one medium in which one cannot lie successfully.

Positively Wildean.

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