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    Regarding 'art-speak' in specific, and writing for clarity in general, here are several links some might find interesting:

    http://www.pickthebrain.com/blog/geo...ctive-writing/

    http://www.orwell.ru/library/essays/...nglish/e_polit

    Apparently, George Orwell had a more than passing interest in stemming the tide of language degradation.

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    It is difficult to form an opinion on the issue if you cannot follow the presentation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee Shively View Post
    It is difficult to form an opinion on the issue if you cannot follow the presentation.
    Dear Lee,

    ...which also leads to an interesting comparison with the politics-of-photography thread -- the fellow with the supercomputers and the clown suit (metaphorically) -- which is written in good, clear English.

    To anyone who loves the English language, artspeak is like having a ton of shit dumped on your doorstep.

    Those who attempt to defend it are in league with the dumpers.

    Cheers,

    R.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee Shively View Post
    It is difficult to form an opinion on the issue if you cannot follow the presentation.
    Then why proclaim such an unformed an opinion so loudly?

    Listening to Cotton's podcast is interesting but the language is obviously written as writing, not oratory.

    It seems odd that she considers reduction from color to B&W to be "ironic," and that she doesn't see it as simply a natural expression of the materials. Light is still multicolored when it strikes Tri-X -- is Tri-X "ironic"? (I checked the box, but Kodak doesn't mention this)

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