Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by mrbrklyn, Jul 3, 2012.
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I think I've come along to this view. I wanted it to be more, but the community is very difficult.
I'd always thought that a hobby in the arts would give people a deeper meaning of the human condition and the meaning of civilization. I'm not seeing evidence of that.
Mandy, Mandy, Mandy. Dear sweet Mandy. We're there. We understand the deeper meaning. Collecting, civilization, and the human condition go hand in hand,......but chocolate Hanukkah (youtube video) coins? Oh dear indeed.
Then maybe you are not looking in the right places
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I will call my friend Mickey and introduce my two great presidents accidentally minted in US Mint. Hope it will be display in a Kids paradise and tell the whole great stories behind it that sometimes I become a hero for saving a child life of a wealthy family.
Perhaps. This seemed like the largest community available for involvement.
"The arts" generally refer to the "expressive" or "communicative" arts—literature, the visual arts, music, theatre, etc. I would consider coinage, while having visual and historical aspects, the domain of commerce.
A "deeper meaning of the human condition" generally results through the empathy we feel with the creator of something: a novel, piece of music, sculpture. These things are unfettered by utility, such as the utility that coinage performs.
So, again, are you looking in the right place?
Not quite what I meant. My point Amanda is that it is not realistic to expect to find it in everyone. Or even to find it to be a pervasive condition. But just because you don't find it in everyone does not mean that it is not present in some
Most of the arts, including the greatest works, are utilitarian.
I'm not exactly sure what you mean in response to my post. By choosing the examples of "a novel, piece of music, sculpture," I stayed firmly within (our contemporary notion of) "fine art" and purposely avoided "design." Design is of course utilitarian but its utility is also what compromises its expressive potential.
Or, by "utilitarian" are you referring to the service of an object or image to a religious or spiritual end, such as the Venus of Willendorf as a talisman or pre-Renaissance Western painting as a mechanism of the Church? This would be a bit of a stretch of the term.
I'm happy to have this conversation with you but let's be sure we're starting from the same place so we don't cross-communicate.
Really? The Parthenon was what?
This just went so far over my head, I'm not sure I even saw it.
I didn't say that. The :devil: did.
How about an ancient red vase?
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Deep thoughts on coin collecting?????
These guys are good at collecting coins............
The Parthenon is a work of architecture. Architecture is functional by nature—it has to accommodate us to whatever end we demand of it. (If that's what you're saying "really?" about).
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