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beauty is found...

Beauty has had a "checkered past." For the French Impressionists, Romanticists, and turn of the century 19th-20th century culture, beauty was pleasure. It was a way to unwind from the grind of urban life. Beauty was thought as a measure of truth. By the end of 20th century the ArtWorld had shunned beauty, as merely disguising a Fruedian pleasure principle. Slavoj Žižek points out that as beauty lost favor with the artists, it became increasingly valued by scientists in the beginning of the 21st century. And in a similar turn of fate scientists, who prior to Einstein's Theory of Relativity had sought after the "real," abandoned hard reality as a merely a series of probabilities in the quantum

wrappings and trappings...

There are many ways to detail buildings. We don’t recommend wrapping unless an exceptional circumstance presents itself, and then very carefully. The image below shows a luxuriously made, brass covered entrance sign, wrapping a regular steel mounting plate. Of course condensation and weather has rusted the regular steel mounting plate underneath the wrapped cover. Clearly, once the rust started, the maintenance crew has repainted the wall to cover the stains... which of course reemerge. Once this kind of rust begins, the only way to stop it is to remove the sign and rebuild it. Stains, however curiously visual, are not the same as a well weathered patina. Such as these beautiful solid stone

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