Sandra Lubarsky has taught at Northern Arizona and Appalachian State universities. She writes on beauty and sustainability and advocates for the revival of beauty as a public value. Her most recent book, co-authored with Tom Butler, is On Beauty: Douglas R. Tompkins—Aesthetics and Activism. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Articles by this author
Saturday, August 03, 2019
Speak the Name of Beauty
In 2008, my husband and I spent a week at 9,000 feet, hiking between yurts in Colorado’s Never Summer wilderness area. The pine beetle infestation had begun to ravage the lodgepole pines that layered the mountainsides, reducing acre after acre of tree life to acre after acre of board feet that bore...
Sunday, January 27, 2019
The Wall is Not Beautiful
Donald Trump insists that the border wall he wants built will be nothing less than beautiful. He has assured us that the latest version, a series of steel slats topped by triangular spikes, will fulfill the non plus ultra of architectural design: it will be “totally effective while at the same time...