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Re: Beauty

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Debi13
Tue, 27 Oct 1998 04:17:33 EST


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Public contribution to Beauty
> One of the interesting things I find about the Greek Architecture and
> sculpture is the amount of time the citizens spent contributing to this
> cultural legacy. It was a massive public works project. Not only were they
> creating a monument to their culture and but they were creating jobs and
work
> for the pleasure and beauty of every citizen. This cultural "collective
> spirit" is rare to find today. We build ourselves beautiful homes and worry
> more about our individual wealth than contributions to the general public
> work. Our town has recently funded a Capitol Cultural Center with a Science
> and Art Museum. It is funded by private citizens and every time public
funds
> came up for discussion there was a great debate. I think we could learn a
> lesson from the collective spirit witnessed in many major public projects
from
> history.>>

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Debi13 wrote:
>
> One of the interesting things I find about the Greek Architecture and
> sculpture is the amount of time the citizens spent contributing to this
> cultural legacy. It was a massive public works project. Not only were they
> creating a monument to their culture and but they were creating jobs and
work
> for the pleasure and beauty of every citizen. This cultural "collective
> spirit" is rare to find today. We build ourselves beautiful homes and worry
> more about our individual wealth than contributions to the general public
> work. Our town has recently funded a Capitol Cultural Center with a Science
> and Art Museum. It is funded by private citizens and every time public
funds
> came up for discussion there was a great debate. I think we could learn a
> lesson from the collective spirit witnessed in many major public projects
from
> history.

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