So all this talk about sober harmony, beauty and proportions, about the
balance between masses and spaces (typical sculpture-talk), about aesthetic
perfection (classicism?), about the charm of the materials used and
equilibrium of the forms, all this talk our French friends go in for, is
just a lot of old-fashioned claptrap. An object should now be judged by
whether it has a form consistent with its use, whether the material fits
the construction and the production costs, whether the individual parts are
logically fitted together. It is therefore a question of coherence.