Throughout this forum there have been poignant discussions on the alarming trend of beauty being devalued. I believe that this miniseries on YouTube called "Why Beauty Matters" is worth watching regarding the subject matter. It discusses the decline of beauty and civilization in matters of art, architecture, and the arts in general. Philosopher Roger Scruton scrutinizes the modernist trend and harkens back to a time when art provided beauty and meaning for humanity's sake.
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