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5.0 out of 5 stars Intelligent and mind-expanding account of how to view the aesthetics of the world, 10 Dec. 2012
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This is a beautifully produced book which would be a great Christmas present for anyone who is interested in the physical aspects of our world. It is more than just a coffee table book. Bayley describes with many graphic examples how we actually need ugliness, in order to appreciate beauty. If the world comprised only perfectly proportioned objects, we would lack the juxtaposition required to make judgements.

It is particularly relevant at the moment with the recent death of Oscar Niemeyer, the creator of Brazilia, contributing to the debate about whether you can build a successful city from scratch.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great book, 1 Jan. 2013
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Interesting and well written book on a very broad topic. It gives the reader a nice and also humoristic historic view on the term "Ugly". Some chapters in the book seem a bit weak compared to the others. Overall a great read that makes you want to dig deeper into the world of ugliness.
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5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant, 24 Sept. 2014
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a vastly important and brilliantly written book
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Ugly: The Aesthetics of Everything by Stephen Bayley (Hardcover - 11 Oct. 2012)
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