Do we appreciate humanity’s deeper aesthetic needs?

The ancient appreciation of beauty

Biophilia: The floral ornamentation in the Ranakpur Jain Temple has obvious similarities with visual expressions in most other ancient cultures.

The War on Beauty in the industrial and secularized era

The spiritual desert of Le’ Corbusier — his utopian Ville Radieuse

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