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Scruton on beauty – and the beasts who destroy it


Sir Roger Scruton discusses the importance of beauty in this one-hour film.

He explains the impact of beauty upon our being, the sacredness of beauty and how it trumps utility. Sir Roger also casts his critical eye upon modern ‘art’ and its destructive influence upon us all.

I really enjoyed this film, if enjoyed is the right word. In fact, it was depressing in stages especially watching the attack upon objective beauty, in particular when modern art meets architecture. It was difficult to watch the assault upon our living space, such as classic Victorian houses being replaced by brutalist tower blocks, but it is important to remember that the centralised planners did this to our environment.

The assault upon the London skyline angers me at times and recently I have become much more aware of the buildings that surround me. We should take time to consider beauty and to retain the beautiful in our lives.

It is a rewarding watch if you can find the time.

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