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More specifically concerning: tidiness


If we can abstract pathogenicity and hygiene from our notion of dirt, we are left with the old definition of dirt as matter out of place. This is a very suggestive approach. It implies two conditions: a set of ordered relations and contravention of that order. Dirt then, is never a unique, isolated event. Where […]

neatly done

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, […]

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And I have another mania about order which no one seems to respect as I do. I am always disturbed when someone catches me on the wing and asks me if I don’t want to do something. I want to answer: ‘I never want to do anything, at any time, except to continue what I […]

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