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The how and why of James Dunnett

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James Dunnett ('Can skill with form capture the heart?' aj 19.3.98) is welcome to 'borrow' my favourite quotation, one which has been informing my work for some time. It comes from Peter Brook: 'For the person who is touched by the transcendental nature of human experience, the why forgets the how. On the other hand, everyone who is acclaimed as a good craftsman and a real professional carries the danger that through their craftsmanship, their professionalism, their routine, the great why shrinks to the proportion of how'.

Skill with form can capture the eye. Let us all hope, however, that rather than with a huge post-Millennial sadness on 1 January 2001, we will all wake up to discover that on the other side there is a new world where the question why is more valuable than the question how.

C M BEDNARSKI

London W6

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