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If it's good, it's art ...
- To: BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU
- Subject: If it's good, it's art ...
- From: Michael Joseph <mjoseph@RCI.RUTGERS.EDU>
- Date: Wed, 19 Mar 1997 15:40:48 -0500
- In-Reply-To: "Robert J. Milevski" <milevski@PHOENIX.PRINCETON.EDU> "Re: crafting art, arting craft" (Mar 19, 2:54pm)
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- Sender: "The Book Arts: binding, typography, collecting" <BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU>
> "If it's good it's Art. If it's not, who cares?"
But, what is 'good' then? The implication seems to be that art is that which is
artistically rendered. Nice, but I seem to recall something about a definition
not being allowed to have the same concept in the definiens and the
definiendum. (Personally, I have always found this philosophic nicety to be
rather an obnoxious rule--no doubt established by the crafty to snare the
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