Ernest Flagg Quote

When the true principles of design are forgotten; when, in art, the bizarre and novel is the aim rather than the beautiful; when complication and mystery take the place of what should be as simple and clear as the atmosphere, design runs amuck, and becomes so helplessly involved in difficulties that such manifestations as cubism, impressionism, futurism, and art nouveau shoe their ugly heads and pose as art.


Small Houses: Their Economic Design and Construction (1922)

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When the true principles of design are forgotten; when, in art, the bizarre and novel is the aim rather than the beautiful; when complication and...

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When the true principles of design are forgotten; when, in art, the bizarre and novel is the aim rather than the beautiful; when complication and...

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When the true principles of design are forgotten; when, in art, the bizarre and novel is the aim rather than the beautiful; when complication and...

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When the true principles of design are forgotten; when, in art, the bizarre and novel is the aim rather than the beautiful; when complication and...