The Line of Beauty in Design

First Published 22 June 2012

We couldn’t help but recall William Hogarth’s ‘line of beauty’ as defined in his book the Analysis of Beauty (1753) after recently posting a couple photos of objects that exemplify this theory and span two centuries! Here we have reposted Greta Magnusson Grossman’s 1950s Grasshopper floor lamp next to the Louis XV bureau sold this month at Artcurial. Hogarth’s theory is most often referenced in painting but we believe it can also be applied to Design. Perhaps this similarity speaks to the fact that both of these objects are icons of design. We personally think this light works quite well next to this bureau!


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