May 15, 2004

Content Specification for Aesthetics

[ claim that France puts greater weight on aesthetics than Canada ]

  [ list the three French people that you have heard make a remark that proved their interest in aesthetics over functionality ]

    [ describe person 1: nationality, job ]

    [ describe person 2: natioanlity, job ]

    [ describe person 3: nationality, job ]

  [ desrcribe the remark ]

  [ admit that your sample population may not be representative of France, but argue that you would never have heard a Canadian making the same remark ]

  [ concede that you need further evidence, and announce that you have some ]

    [ list your evidence of an interest in aesthetics in France ]

       [ introduce clothing ]

         [ compare Canadian "originality in clothing" to the French "beauty in clothing" ]

           [ describe how each occurs at the expense of the other ]

           [ admit the nobility of originality, but present the merits of unoriginal, or conformist, beauty ]

       [ introduce "les trompes l'oeil" ]

         [ note how this concept is never considered in Canada ]

       [ introduce music ]

  [ take a moment to discuss Holland, Poland, Portugal ]

  [ conclude ]
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