What Makes a City Beautiful?

A provocative new video featuring Alain de Botton says beauty in urban settings must be objective—and to argue otherwise is a danger to our quality of life.

Most of us would probably be content to say that beauty is subjective. There may be a measure of symmetry or scale in what makes a person, object, or landscape attractive, but ultimately, beauty’s not inherent to the thing. It’s in the eye of the beholder.

 

Link to video
http://www.citylab.com/cityfixer/2015/02/what-makes-a-city-beautiful/386291/

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