Taste & Beauty

Adolf Loos Rufer House, Elevations, Vienna Austria 1992RUFER HOUSE ELEVATIONS | ADOLF LOOS | VIENNA, AUSTRIA | 1992

Sexuality & Space, Beatriz Colomina, pg 95.

“By beauty I mean that quality or those qualities in bodies, by which they cause love, or some passion similar to it. I confine this definition to the merely sensible qualities of things, for the sake of preserving the utmost simplicity in a subject, which must always distract us whenever we take in those various causes of sympathy which attach us to any persons or things from secondary considerations, and not from the direct force which they have merely on being viewed.”

from Edmund Burke’s On the Sublime and Beautiful

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