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Old 08-13-2014, 09:09 AM
 
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In terms of visual, auditory, or other sensory/artistic presentation, whether it be food presentation/taste, architecture.etc.

It domes most countries we associate with aesthetics are not devoid of practicality, and it's not a dichotomy of course.

I would say countries like France, Japan, Italy, India in some ways, Latin American countries are nations which care about aesthetics, how things are done, or putting on a show (in the case of say Italy or Brazil).

On the other hand, countries like the US, Germany, Nordic countries (Germanic-Protestant), UK to an extent, and maybe China are less concerned with these subtleties.
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Old 08-13-2014, 09:13 AM
 
Location: Castlederp
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UK to an extent is less concerned about presentation when it comes to some things.. although this is not the case with architecture.

It is very hard to get planning permission for buildings here, after the 1960s mess of building large concrete buildings which look horrible, there are now stricter laws. In London most new buildings are uniquely designed, such as the Shard, Gherkin, Walkie Talkie etc.

All new building projects in general are very modern and look great.. when it comes to putting on a show, we are not always that bothered with that though. (although I think our ceremony at the olympics was great)
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Old 08-13-2014, 09:34 AM
 
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UK to an extent is less concerned about presentation when it comes to some things.. although this is not the case with architecture.

It is very hard to get planning permission for buildings here, after the 1960s mess of building large concrete buildings which look horrible, there are now stricter laws. In London most new buildings are uniquely designed, such as the Shard, Gherkin, Walkie Talkie etc.

All new building projects in general are very modern and look great.. when it comes to putting on a show, we are not always that bothered with that though. (although I think our ceremony at the olympics was great)
That would describe Canada to a tee. With the exception of some beautiful older towns here such as Quebec and Kingston, Canada's cities have got to be among the worst places for appreciating high aesthetic standards. Unless you love gaze upon tacky strip malls, of course.
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Old 08-13-2014, 10:50 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, QC, Canada
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Caravelli, could you elaborate on which ways you think India has a high aesthetic standard?

I could only really imagine this to be true for its food, but then again I don't find Indian food to have the greatest look either. I spent a couple of weeks in Northern India and I just didn't really see anything eye-catching, apart from some of the landscapes and traditions of the people.
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Old 09-17-2014, 01:02 PM
 
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Respect in Aesthetics, and Practicality is equally important in theory, practice, and reality.

Aesthetics is about impressive, pleasant visual presentation filled in spectacular main events, and aesthetic value in observation. Practicality is more about functional design without much regard to visual images, showing up somewhere on time not late, and more of a workaholic mindset. Aesthetics, and Practicality have a prominent correlation to culture, architecture, and lifestyle.

France, Spain, Italy, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Portugal, Thailand, Malaysia, and Vietnam all represent some countries respecting aesthetics more than practicality in real life.

Japan, Germany, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Switzerland, Canada, USA, New Zealand, and Ireland all represent some countries that have much more tendencies towards practicality, and not as much aesthetics.

There is equal extremes, best of both Worlds in Aesthetics, and Practicality in countries like Austria, UAE, Taiwan, China, Chile, Netherlands, Belgium, Australia, India, and Indonesia.
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Old 09-17-2014, 01:45 PM
 
Location: Buena Park, Orange County, California
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Respect in Aesthetics, and Practicality is equally important in theory, practice, and reality.

Aesthetics is about impressive, pleasant visual presentation filled in spectacular main events, and aesthetic value in observation. Practicality is more about functional design without much regard to visual images, showing up somewhere on time not late, and more of a workaholic mindset. Aesthetics, and Practicality have a prominent correlation to culture, architecture, and lifestyle.

France, Spain, Italy, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Portugal, Thailand, Malaysia, and Vietnam all represent some countries respecting aesthetics more than practicality in real life.

Japan, Germany, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Switzerland, Canada, USA, New Zealand, and Ireland all represent some countries that have much more tendencies towards practicality, and not as much aesthetics.

There is equal extremes, best of both Worlds in Aesthetics, and Practicality in countries like Austria, UAE, Taiwan, China, Chile, Netherlands, Belgium, Australia, India, and Indonesia.
I would put Japan in the last of your categories, they are both very practical and greatly appreciative of aesthetics. I see this in their food, their traditions, temples, and modern design. What's funny about Japanese cities, is that overall they aren't that great looking, kind of ugly even, but boy are they practical and efficient. Yet, when it comes to the details, it is difficult to beat the Japanese in the aesthetics department.
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Old 09-18-2014, 06:13 AM
 
Location: Taipei, Taiwan
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Respect in Aesthetics, and Practicality is equally important in theory, practice, and reality.

Aesthetics is about impressive, pleasant visual presentation filled in spectacular main events, and aesthetic value in observation. Practicality is more about functional design without much regard to visual images, showing up somewhere on time not late, and more of a workaholic mindset. Aesthetics, and Practicality have a prominent correlation to culture, architecture, and lifestyle.

France, Spain, Italy, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Portugal, Thailand, Malaysia, and Vietnam all represent some countries respecting aesthetics more than practicality in real life.

Japan, Germany, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Switzerland, Canada, USA, New Zealand, and Ireland all represent some countries that have much more tendencies towards practicality, and not as much aesthetics.

There is equal extremes, best of both Worlds in Aesthetics, and Practicality in countries like Austria, UAE, Taiwan, China, Chile, Netherlands, Belgium, Australia, India, and Indonesia.
Only came here to say your obsession of Taiwan is nuts.Aesthetically it's one of the ugliest countries in the world.Period.End of discussion.
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