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A Thing of Beauty

A Thing of Beauty

  • Author: Lisa Samson
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson
  • ISBN: 0529123789
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 304
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It’s a wonder to behold what happens when love moves in . . . Former child star Fiona Hume deserted the movie biz a decade ago—right after she left rehab. She landed in Baltimore, bought a dilapidated old mansion downtown, and hatched dreams of restoring it into a masterpiece, complete with a studio for herself. She would disappear from public view and live an artist’s life. That was the plan. Ten years later, Fiona’s huge house is filled with junk purchased at thrift stores, haggled over at yard sales, or picked up from the side of the road. Each piece was destined for an art project . . . but all she’s got so far is a piece of twine with some antique buttons threaded down its length. She’s thirty-two years old and still recognizable, but Fiona’s money has finally run out. She’s gotten pretty desperate, too, and in her desperation she’s willing to do almost anything for money. Almost. So it is that she comes to rent out the maid’s quarters to a local blacksmith named Josia Yeu. Josia is everything Fiona isn’t: gregarious, peaceful, in control without controlling . . . in short, happy. As the light from the maid’s quarters begins to permeate the dank rooms of Fiona’s world, something else begins to transform as well—something inside Fiona. Something even she can see is beautiful.

Maritain’s Ontology of the Work of Art

Maritain’s Ontology of the Work of Art

  • Author: J.W. Hanke
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9401024847
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 138
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I. Since the appearance in 1902 of Benedetto Croce's L'estetica come scienza dell' espressione e linguistica generale, the problem of the ontology of the work of art or aesthetic object - what kind of thing it is and what its mode of being is - has come to occupy a central place in the philosophy of art. Moreover, a particular conception of the identity of art objects is at present a driving force in some quarters of the art world itself. As Harold Rosenberg so well points out, Minimalist or Reductive Art has attempted, sometimes quite self-consciously, to establish the autonomous physical reality of the work of art by empty ing it of all expressive and representational content. ! What is the ontological problem? One rather crude way of stating it is to ask where the work of art or object of aesthetic contemplation 2 exists. Is it, to pick some examples, to be identified with the material product of the artist's labors which exists spatially "outside of" and independently of artist and beholder? Or does it exist only "in the mind" of the beholder or the artist? Is it either one perception of a beholder or a series of his perceptions? Or is it the class of all percep tions of either all spectators or all "qualified" spectators? Put another way, it would be a question of whether and to what such purported names as 'Beethoven's Fifth Symphony' refer.

The Metaphysics of Beauty

The Metaphysics of Beauty

  • Author: Nick Zangwill
  • Publisher: Cornell University Press
  • ISBN: 9780801438202
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 224
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He uses this principle to defend the notion of the aesthetic, to call for a version of aesthetic formalism, and to reconsider the reality of beauty."--BOOK JACKET.

A Thing of Beauty

A Thing of Beauty

A One Act Play

  • Author: Maurice Berger
  • Publisher: Pioneer Drama Service, Inc.
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: One-act plays, American
  • Page: 13
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The Work of Hanna Segal

The Work of Hanna Segal

A Kleinian Approach to Clinical Practice

  • Author: Hanna Segal
  • Publisher: Jason Aronson, Incorporated
  • ISBN: 1461631971
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 256
  • View: 9225
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Segal establishes herself as one of the most productive and sensitive clinical psychoanalysts in the field today. Using techniques based on the work of both Freud and Klein, she shows a consistent interest in working with patients presenting the most severe type of psychopathology, as is evident in this volume of her clinical and theoretical papers.

The Eclipse and Recovery of Beauty

The Eclipse and Recovery of Beauty

A Lonergan Approach

  • Author: John Dadosky
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press
  • ISBN: 144266732X
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 256
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According to the Swiss theologian Hans Urs von Balthasar, a world that has lost sight of beauty is a world riddled with skepticism, moral and aesthetic relativism, conflicting religious worldviews, and escalating ecological crises. In The Eclipse and Recovery of Beauty, John D. Dadosky uses Kierkegaard and Nietzsche’s negative aesthetics to outline the context of that loss, and presents an argument for reclaiming beauty as a metaphysical property of being. Inspired by Bernard Lonergan’s philosophy of consciousness, Dadosky presents a philosophy of beauty that is grounded in contemporary Thomistic thought. Responding to Balthasar, he argues for a concept of beauty that can be experienced, understood, judged, created, contemplated, and even loved. Deeply engaged with the work of Aquinas, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, and Kant, among others, The Eclipse and Recovery of Beauty will be essential reading for those interested in contemporary philosophy and theology.

The Abuse of Beauty

The Abuse of Beauty

Aesthetics and the Concept of Art

  • Author: Arthur Coleman Danto
  • Publisher: Open Court Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780812695403
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 167
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In The Abuse of Beauty, art critic and philosopher Arthur Danto explains how the notion of beauty as anathema to art arose and flourished and offers a new way of looking at art and beauty. He draws on the thought of artists, critics, and philosophers such as Rimbaud, Fry, Matisse, and Greenberg, to reposition beauty as one of many modes ? along with sexuality, sublimity, disgust, and horror ? through which the human sensibility expresses itself. 20 black-and-white illustrations are included.

A Work of Beauty

A Work of Beauty

Alexander McCall Smith's Edinburgh

  • Author: Alexander McCall Smith
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781902419909
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 224
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HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE. "I love this city, and always shall. I write about it. I dream about it. I walk its streets and see something new each day - traces of faded lettering on the stone, still legible, but just; some facade that I have walked past before and not noticed; an unregarded doorway with the names, in brass, of those who lived there sixty years ago, the bell-pulls sometimes still in place, as if one might summon long-departed residents from their slumbers." Edinburgh is a city of stories - a place that has witnessed everything from great historical upheavals, to the individual lives of a remarkable cast of characters. Every spire, cobblestone, bridge, close and avenue has a tale to tell. In this sumptuous new book, Alexander McCall Smith curates his own, distinctive story of Edinburgh - combining his affectionate, incisive wit with a wealth of stunning imagery drawn from Scotland's national collection of architecture and archaeology.

Phylogensesis of Beauty

Phylogensesis of Beauty

  • Author: Pietro Gaietto
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 1291842950
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 218
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Phylogenesis of beauty by Pietro Gaietto is a scientific treatise on the origins and general evolutionary outcome of beauty, from the beginning of the world to the present. Beauty has never before been the object of scientific study, nor has its evolution. Gaietto has integrated human products, including art, into the general evolution of beauty in nature, noting that man's object follow the same rules of evolutionary transformation found in organic and inorganic physical forms. Gaietto's hypothesis on the transformation of beauty concerns all the kingdoms of nature as they have appeared in chronological order from the earliest geological ages, and as discovered by geologists, paleontologists, and paletnologists. The book's scientific analysis of beauty in human artifacts excludes questions of quality, even if they exist, as well as the idea of ugliness, because man intentionally produces only beautiful things.

A Thing of Beauty;

A Thing of Beauty;

  • Author: Alexander Fraser
  • Publisher: Wentworth Press
  • ISBN: 9780353884908
  • Category: History
  • Page: 292
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