Fountain Pen Aesthetics (Part 3)

This is the third in a series of five posts on the aesthetics of fountain pens. In the first post of the series, I came across a problem in trying to explain why I was disappointed with my new M805 and being completely unable to understand or explain why. In the second post, I argued that part of the problem was our community’s aesthetic illiteracy: the lack of concepts and vocabulary to identify, comprehend, communicate aesthetic ideas, as well as the effect that they have on us. In today's post, we’ll look at whether fountain pens are actually art or simply aesthetic experiences, and then begin to explore the foundations of developing literacy.

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