Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Aesthetics of unscenic artifice

Originally uploaded by Madame Suzuki.
I've been meaning for a while to write something relating efforts by environmental ethicists and aestheticians to defend the value of unscenic nature with the popular movement to find beauty in urban decay, industrial development, and other ugly built environments.

Pippy and I have been emailing back and forth about this, as she has been
enjoying the post industrial sights of northwest Indiana.
. She couldn't think of any professional artists doing work on this sort of landscape off the top of her head, but she did point out that there are a million flicker groups devoted to the topic. I've decided to join a couple ("urban decay" and "abandoned", so far) to see what comes up. This one is from Urban Decay

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