Six Names of Beauty by Crispin Sartwell
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Six Names of Beauty
By Crispin Sartwell

Six Names of Beauty

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Six Names of Beauty by Crispin Sartwell

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Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, but it's also in the language we use and everywhere in the world around us. In this elegant, witty, and ultimately profound meditation on what is beautiful, Crispin Sartwell begins with six words from six different cultures - ancient Greek's 'to kalon', the Japanese idea of 'wabi-sabi', Hebrew's 'yapha', the Navajo concept 'hozho', Sanskrit 'sundara', and our own English-language 'beauty'. Each word becomes a door onto another way of thinking about, and looking at, what is beautiful in the world, and in our lives. In Sartwell's hands these six names of beauty - and there could be thousands more - are revealed as simple and profound ideas about our world and our selves.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415979924
ISBN-10: 0415979927
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 140mm x 12mm)
Pages: 160
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 22-Nov-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Books By Author Crispin Sartwell

Political Aesthetics by Crispin Sartwell Political Aesthetics, Hardback (July 2010)

Juxtaposing and connecting the art of states and the art of art historians with vernacular or popular arts such as reggae and hip-hop, Crispin Sartwell suggests that we need to take much more seriously the aesthetics of political thought and action.

Race, Class, Gender and Sexuality by Crispin Sartwell Race, Class, Gender and Sexuality, Paperback (October 1998)

This philosophical anthology combines analyses and surveys of contemporary theorizing on social identity. The editors redirect classic philosophical questions about personal identity to the categories of race, class, gender and sexuality.

Act Like You Know by Crispin Sartwell Act Like You Know, Paperback (July 1998)

Taking as his starting point African-American autobiography, Crispin Sartwell argues that there is a fundamental elusiveness to white identity. This theory is based on the concept that whiteness defines itself as normative, marking "other" identity as "racial" or "ethnic" deviations.

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Author Biography - Crispin Sartwell

Crispin Sartwell teaches at Dickinson College. The author of several books, he is also a syndicated columnist whose work appears regularly in the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Los Angeles Times.

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Six Names of Beauty by Crispin Sartwell
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