The agreeable eye

an eudæmonistarchives

More specifically concerning: neatness

neatly done

4 November 2011, around 21.00.

The opposite of showy excess was neatness. Neatness was an utterly positive quality with many nuances of meaning. Indeed, neat emerges as a Georgian keyword of unexpectedly wide social purchase, which could be applied to towns, houses, objects, personal appearance, and even events. […] Neat conveyed a simple elegance of form, finely made and proportioned, […]


9 November 2023, around 13.18.

Ms. Ludwig XV 7 (83.MR.177), fol. 64v, ca. 1405. Under the conditions of a rising standard of living, non-conformity with the system itself appears to be socially useless, and the more so when it entails tangible economic and political disadvantages and threatens the smooth operation of the whole. —Herbert Marcuse (One-Dimensional Man, p. 4) Regard […]

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