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 :: 1951-, British Design Critic

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''Where do architects and designers get their ideas?'' The answer, of course, is mainly from other architects and designers, so is it mere casuistry to distinguish between tradition and plagiarism?
~ Stephen Bayley - [Architecture]

 

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As the twentieth century ends, commerce and culture are coming closer together. The distinction between life and art has been eroded by fifty years of enhanced communications, ever-improving reproduction technologies and increasing wealth.
~ Stephen Bayley - [Arts and Artists]

 

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Everyone has taste, yet it is more of a taboo subject than sex or money. The reason for this is simple: claims about your attitudes to or achievements in the carnal and financial arenas can be disputed only by your lover and your financial advisers, whereas by making statements about your taste you expose body and soul to terrible scrutiny. Taste is a merciless betrayer of social and cultural attitudes. Thus, while anybody will tell you as much (and perhaps more than) you want to know about their triumphs in bed and at the bank, it is taste that gets people's nerves tingling.
~ Stephen Bayley - [Taste]

 

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Fashion is the most intense expression of the phenomenon of neomania, which has grown ever since the birth of capitalism. Neomania assumes that purchasing the new is the same as acquiring value. If the purchase of a new garment coincides with the wearing out of an old one, then obviously there is no fashion. If a garment is worn beyond the moment of its natural replacement, there is pauperization. Fashion flourishes on surplus, when someone buys more than he or she needs.
~ Stephen Bayley - [Fashion]

 

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Interior design is a travesty of the architectural process and a frightening condemnation of the credulity, helplessness and gullibility of the most formidable consumers -- the rich.
~ Stephen Bayley - [Design]

 

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Taste is more to do with manners than appearances. Taste is both myth and reality; it is not a style.
~ Stephen Bayley - [Taste]

 

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The assumption must be that those who can see value only in tradition, or versions of it, deny man's ability to adapt to changing circumstances.
~ Stephen Bayley - [Tradition]

 

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Watteau is no less an artist for having painted a fascia board while Sainsbury's is no less effective a business for producing advertisements which entertain and educate instead of condescending and exploiting.
~ Stephen Bayley - [Advertising]

 

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