The Secret Power of Beauty: Why Happiness is in the Eye of the Beholder : Why Happiness is in the Eye of the Beholder
John ArmstrongISBN: 0713994746;
Book DescriptionA graceful and lucid study of the power of beauty and the deep significance it has in our lives In defining beauty and our response to it, we are often caught between the concrete and the sublime. We wish to categorize beauty,to clearly label its parts, and yet we wish also to celebrate its mysterious-and at times mythical-power. Armstrong's response is a discursive and graceful journey through various and complementary interpretations, leading us from Hogarth's belief that the essence of beauty lies in shapely curves, to Kant's discourses on the meaning of pleasure.
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