Prose is architecture, not interior decoration, and the Baroque is over.
While the Baroque rules of Chess could only have been created by humans, the rules of Go are so elegant, organic, and rigorously logical that if intelligent life forms exist elsewhere in the universe, they almost certainly play Go.
I deliberately disregarded the right angle and rationalist architecture designed with ruler and square to boldly enter the world of curves and straight lines offered by reinforced concrete.… This deliberate protest arose from the environment in which I lived, with its white beaches, its huge mountains, its old Baroque churches, and the beautiful suntanned women.oscar niemeyer
I was attracted by the curve — the liberated, sensual curve suggested by the possibilities of new technology yet so often recalled in venerable old Baroque churches.oscar niemeyer
I would define the Baroque as that style that deliberately exhausts (or tries to exhaust) its own possibilities, and that borders on self-caricature. [...] The Baroque is the final stage in all art, when art flaunts and squanders its resources.jorge luis borges
The truth is that Mozart , Pascal , Boolean Algebra, Shakespeare , parliamentary government, Baroque churches, Newton , the emancipation of women, Kant , Marx , and Balanchine ballets don't redeem what this particular civilization has wrought upon the world. The white race is the cancer of human history.Susan Sontag