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Barthes' "Ornamental Cookery" in the age of Foodstagram

“Ornamental Cookery” (as it is titled in the translation) is one of my favorite essays in Roland Barthes’¬†Mythologies, not least because of the vivid and whimsical¬†descriptions of the food prepared and styled for the pages of Elle¬†magazine toward the end of the 1950s. 1,225 more words


Art and Nature

The question of art imitating nature is a popular one in aesthetic philosophy and art in general. It is a fascinating topic, but something in particular about it has been niggling at me for a while now, especially recently. 724 more words