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The Trouble with Beauty; or, Getting Back to the Wrong Art.
 

The following article is an exercise in deconstruction; it was generated, not written. Specifically, it is a reprinting of William Cronon’s article “The Trouble with Wilderness; or, Getting Back to the Wrong Nature” with the following rules:

[1] The adjective “wild” and nouns “wildness” “wilderness” have been replaced with “beautiful” “beauty” and “beauty” respectively;

[2] The adjective “natural” and noun “nature” have been replaced with “artistic” and “art” respectively;

[3] The adjectives “environmental” and noun “environmentalist” have been replaced with “critical” and “critic” respectively.

This text is intended to question whether art can ever achieve the ill-defined goal of beauty. The original text has been modified under fair use protection from the US Copyright Act of 1976, 17 U.S.C; Readers can find Cronon’s original text reprinted at www.williamcronon.net.