From Solnitz’ The Aesthetic Attitude

Are we to say that a dirty, run-down slum section is to be called “aesthetic”? What about dull, unexciting things like supplies stacked row upon row in a warehouse or, if you please, the telephone directory?

Stolnitz, J. (1960). The Aesthetic Attitude. In Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Art Criticism (pp. 32–42). Houghton Mifflin Co.