The agreeable eye

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More specifically concerning: micromanagement


1 November 2023, around 4.25.

Ms. Ludwig XV 7 (83.MR.177), fol. 124v, ca. 1405.1 In a sterling example of the law of unintended consequences, the more officials attempted to limit discretion by heaping up specific details, the more they inadvertently encouraged innovation and interpretation. —Lorraine Daston (Rules, p. 164, on sixteenth century sumptuary laws).This image appeared in Lorraine Daston’s delightful […]

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