THE “NEW LOOK” at 70

Article by Frann Harris
FOR CENTURIES THE “CITY OF LIGHT” HAS INSPIRED THINKERS, LEADERS, AND ARTISTS. PARIS—THE ARBITER ELEGANTIARUM, OR AUTHORITY ON SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR AND TASTE— WAS WHERE THE WORLD’S DIPLOMATS AND ENVOYS CONVENED ON FEBRUARY 10,1947, TO SIGN THE DOCUMENTS OFFICIALLY ENDING WWII.

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wo days later, Christian Dior presented his first collection. Dior had fought in the war

THE OTHER Aesthetic

Article by James Chambers

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S A PHOTOGRAPHER, and teacher of art and design, I commonly use the following words to clarify for my students, according to accepted standards, what the art world considers “good” or “bad.”

These definitions are from the Random House Dictionary: AESTHETIC: pertaining to a sense of the beautiful; having a sense of the beautiful characterized