Superfluous Detail: Underfoot

A sidewalk grate on the Caltech campus. Do most places go to this kind of trouble for sidewalk grates? This thing is above and– –no– –below and beyond. To me, a superfluous detail is something beautiful that doesn’t have to be–something that enhances the look of a functional item, just for the sake of art. […]...

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