When Italian car-maker Enzo Ferrari declared the the 1961 British Jaguar E-type sports car the most beautiful car ever made, it was a rare instance of a functional design object coming to be seen as a work of art. Thirty-five years later, Ferrari’s assessment was vindicated when the original Jaguar E-type was put on display in the Museum of Modern Art.
Mark Rollins is a professor of philosophy and philosophy-neuroscience-psychology at Washington University in St. Louis. He is author of the book Mental Imagery: On the Limits of Cognitive Science, and his current research is on perception.
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The story of Delyte Morris and the Southern Illinois University he created is what Robert A. Harper calls “a story of unlikely success and a tragic end.” It does read like an American tragedy, somehow, based in a rustic start, ambition, ingenuity, and the fallibility of good intentions.