Quotes by Stephen Bayley

Stephen Bayley

British art criticus

Alive from: 1951-

Category: Media

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    ''Where do architects and designers get their ideas?'' The answer, of course, is mainly from other architects and designers, so is it mere casuistry to distinguish between tradition and plagiarism?
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    As the twentieth century ends, commerce and culture are coming closer together. The distinction between life and art has been eroded by fifty years of enhanced communications, ever-improving reproduction technologies and increasing wealth.
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    Interior design is a travesty of the architectural process and a frightening condemnation of the credulity, helplessness and gullibility of the most formidable consumers - the rich.
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    Taste is more to do with manners than appearances. Taste is both myth and reality; it is not a style.
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    The assumption must be that those who can see value only in tradition, or versions of it, deny man's ability to adapt to changing circumstances.
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    Watteau is no less an artist for having painted a fascia board while Sainsbury's is no less effective a business for producing advertisements which entertain and educate instead of condescending and exploiting.
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