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"The general trend in periods of decadence is towards the overemphatic and the overexplicit, and need not concern us further".
"The opposite method of counteract diminishing returns in the evolution of art is of much greater interest. Instead of relying on the emphatic and explicit, it tends towards economy and implicitness".

"The Heel of Achilles", Arthur Koestler, Random House

"The Japanese have a word for it : Shibuyi, the colour-scheme of a kimono so discreet, subdued, and apparently full that there seems to be no scheme at all, is shibuyi. A statue whose grace is hidden by a rough, unpolished, seemingly unfinished surface, is shibuyi...

"The Act of Creation", Arthur Koestler

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