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Alain de Botton: Airport Lounger

Here is his most recent article for The Times:

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/books/article6850298.ece

Repetition lent their fuselage designs a new beauty: the eye could follow a series of identical motifs down a 15-strong line of dolphin-like bodies, the resulting aesthetic effect only enhanced by the knowledge that each plane had cost some $250m, and that what lay before one was therefore a symbol not just of the modern era’s daunting technical intelligence but also of its prodigious and inconceivable wealth.

A little pretentious in places, n’est ce pas? 😉