“Public buildings,” wrote the architect Cass Gilbert (1859-1934), “best serve the public by being beautiful.” “Beauty” is not a word much discussed in contemporary architectural and artistic discourse. Since the dawn of modernism, it has been seen as a difficult concept.

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Chris Sabian is a portrait artist with http://www.kutefineart.com and owner of http://www.paragonprints.co.uk