A Work of Beauty

A Work of Beauty

This is a story of famous landmarks and lost buildings; the people who made them; the people who lived in them.A Work of Beauty is an intimate portrait of a city by one of Scotland's greatest storytellers.

Author: Alexander McCall Smith


ISBN: 1902419901

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.
Categories: Architecture

A Thing of Beauty

A Thing of Beauty

Author: Mrs. Alexander Fraser


ISBN: OXFORD:600056164


Page: 255

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Thing of Beauty

Thing of Beauty

Over the next months, as Gia marked her first anniversary in the business, the
quality and quantity of her work skyrocketed. She went to Paris to do a sitting with
Helmut Newton for French Vogue. Newton was nearing sixty, and he had been ...

Author: Stephen Fried

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781451676402

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 432

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At age seventeen, Gia Carangi was working the counter at her father's Philadelphia luncheonette, Hoagie City. Within a year, Gia was one of the top models of the late 1970's, gracing the covers of Cosmopolitan and Vogue, partying at New York's Studio 54 and the Mudd Club, and redefining the industry's standard of beauty. She was the darling of moguls and movie stars, royalty and rockers. Gia was also a girl in pain, desperate for her mother's approval—and a drug addict on a tragic slide toward oblivion, who started going directly from $10,000-a-day fashion shoots to the heroin shooting galleries on New York's Lower East Side. Finally blackballed from modeling, Gia entered a vastly different world on the streets of New york and Atlantic City, and later in a rehab clinic. At twenty-six, she became on of the first women in America to die of AIDS, a hospital welfare case visited only by rehab friends and what remained of her family. Drawing on hundreds of interviews with Gia's gamily, lovers, friends, and colleagues, Thing of Beauty creates a poignant portrait of an unforgettable character—and a powerful narrative about beauty and sexuality, fame and objectification, mothers and daughters, love and death.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

A Work of Beauty

A Work of Beauty

Author: Narayani Gupta


ISBN: 8123021275

Category: Architecture

Page: 270

View: 202

Categories: Architecture

Thing of Beauty

Thing of Beauty

This landmark collection brings together poetry, performance pieces, traditional verse, prose poems, and other poetical texts from Jackson Mac Low's lifetime in art.

Author: Jackson Mac Low

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 052093329X

Category: Art

Page: 504

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This landmark collection brings together poetry, performance pieces, traditional verse, prose poems, and other poetical texts from Jackson Mac Low's lifetime in art. The works span the years from 1937, beginning with Thing of Beauty, his first poem, until his death in 2004 and demonstrate his extraordinary range as well as his unquenchable enthusiasm. Mac Low is widely acknowledged as one of the major figures in twentieth-century American poetry, with much of his work ranging into the spheres of music, dance, theater, performance, and the visual arts. Comparable in stature to such giants as Robert Creeley, John Ashbery, and Allen Ginsberg, Mac Low is often associated with composer John Cage, with whom he shared a delight in work derived from chance operations. This volume, edited by Anne Tardos, his wife and frequent collaborator, offers a balanced arrangement of early, middle, and late work, designed to convey not just the range but also the progressions and continuities of his writings and writingways.
Categories: Art

A Thing of Beauty

A Thing of Beauty

There is about his every word and action an air of patience fathered by the sense
that anger is a waster of life . POLICEMAN : He wears his uniform with pride , but
being kind by nature he assumes an attitude of ruthlessness that he believes to ...

Author: Maurice Berger

Publisher: Pioneer Drama Service, Inc.


Category: One-act plays, American

Page: 13

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Categories: One-act plays, American

God s Beauty

God s Beauty

A Call to Justice Patrick T. McCormick. harmonious ordering of all its parts in a
free and peaceful collaboration, is a thing of beauty. Like the ballet of Weir's barn
raising or the ronde in Botticelli's Allegory of Spring, the righteous community has

Author: Patrick T. McCormick

Publisher: Liturgical Press

ISBN: 9780814680872

Category: Religion

Page: 168

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What if we began our study of Christian ethics not with an examination of our moral duties but with an exploration of the call of beauty? For like justice, beauty generates a call to a larger, more generous self. God's Beauty offers a fresh, positive approach to moral arguments calling us to work for social justice. It focuses on the calling of divine beauty summoning us to work for justice, protect human rights, overcome alienation and hostility, and be tenders and creators of beauty.
Categories: Religion

Maritain s Ontology of the Work of Art

Maritain   s Ontology of the Work of Art

Thus the end of fine art is “to make a dominating intelligibility shine forth in the
matter”; “to create a work of beauty is to create a work on which shines the
radiance or the splendor, the mystery of form...”49 Claritas, especially if it is
understood in ...

Author: J.W. Hanke

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401024846

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.
Categories: Philosophy

Living Beauty

Living Beauty

Thomas Scirghi ere we begin with the question : What makes Christian worship a
Herer beklenty niwe will atiswer that murgy becisties a works of beauty when it
has been inspired by God and then offered by the beloved community .

Author: Alejandro Garcia-Rivera

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0742552179

Category: Religion

Page: 201

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The Christian mystery, celebrated in the Roman Catholic liturgy, is a sensible mystery, and calls out for artistic expression. Living Beauty explores the Christian mystery and points to the need for a liturgical aesthetic as a means to encounter the divine mystery. A liturgical aesthetic gives an account of Christian worship in terms of a new set of categories that includes divine beauty, a theology of sensibility, and the new notion of a unitive revelatory experience. These categories help to reveal the aesthetic dimensions of the Church's watershed document on the liturgy, Sacrosanctum Concilium. The Church today stands in need of a new conversation on the aesthetic dimension of the liturgy and the role of the arts. Contrary to common opinion, the arts provide more than an environment or mere extrinsic ornamentation for the liturgy; they are intrinsic to the very nature of liturgy. They provide the means of being sanctified in the encounter with divine beauty that is the mystery of Christian worship. Artistic expression enables the worshiping community to receive the divine mystery in beauty.
Categories: Religion

The Metaphysics of Beauty

The Metaphysics of Beauty

Let us say that something is dependently beautiful if it is beautiful as a thing with
a certain function . A thing is not dependently beautiful merely in virtue of
executing some function and being beautiful ; instead dependent beauty is a
matter of ...

Author: Nick Zangwill

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801438209

Category: Philosophy

Page: 224

View: 305

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.
Categories: Philosophy

Beauty Therapy Fact File

Beauty Therapy Fact File

Workplace ( Health Safety and Welfare ) Regulations ( 1992 ) These regulations
aim to ensure that all places of work meet the health , safety and welfare needs of
every employee . Every employer has a duty to ensure that workplaces under ...

Author: Susan Cressy

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 0435451421

Category: Beauty culture

Page: 480

View: 605

This edition has been updated to "cover new trends and includes the underpinning knowledge for the skills you will need in your practice as a beauty therapist. Covering areas such as nutrition and lifestyle, and spa treatments as well as all the main therapies, this book will support you in your day-to-day work. The anatmoy and physiology section has been completely revised to include extensive diagrams of all body systems." - back cover.
Categories: Beauty culture

100 Beauty Tips That Work

100 Beauty Tips That Work

Such kind of practice will enhance your beauty, since raw foods are still filled with
vitamins, enzymes, and other ... It is best that when you wake up in the morning,
you drink a glass of water, and eat a piece of your favourite fruit, like banana.

Author: Joy Renkins

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781329790056

Category: Health & Fitness


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First thing to do in the morning: It is best that when you wake up in the morning, you drink a glass of water, and eat a piece of your favorite fruit, like banana. This would ensure that your skin is properly hydrated, and the fruit would also help in maintaining its radiance. In addition, such a practice can also help you maintain your weight, or lose some. Preventing grey hair: Making use of oil for your hair can help in preventing grey hair. However, to make it more effective, you can add a few drops of rosemary essential oil to it. Aside from that, you can also eat a teaspoon of curry leaf chutney at least every other day, since it has components, which can strengthen the cells that form the pigmentation from within.
Categories: Health & Fitness

Hobbema and Heidegger

Hobbema and Heidegger

Learning from Heidegger , we hold that the opening of a realm in which truth as
aletheia , as unconcealedness , is to be encountered is central to the mystery of
beauty in the work of art . We also believe that truth as aletheia which is found in

Author: Rivca Gordon

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 0820481688

Category: Art

Page: 144

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This book shows how the beautiful landscape paintings of Meindert Hobbema, a seventeenth-century painter of the Dutch Golden Age, are in accord with the thought of Martin Heidegger, a twentieth-century philosopher, on beauty and truth. Since little is known about Hobbema's life, this work concentrates on ideas that are central to Heidegger's philosophy of art and beauty and the way these ideas are attuned to Hobbema's landscapes. Heidegger holds that the beauty of a great work of art calls out from that work and is firmly linked to the disclosure of hidden truths concerning essences of beings. This book illustrates in detail that beauty and such truths indeed call out from Hobbema's paintings.
Categories: Art

Creation s Beauty as Revelation

Creation s Beauty as Revelation

Many works of art do not aim at beauty at all, and may even focus on the ugly: for
example, Francis Bacon paints particularly grotesque figures, yet these unlovely
creations may still function quite well as works of art. excellent art, then, will ...

Author: L. Clifton Edwards

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781630873660

Category: Religion

Page: 212

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With an interdisciplinary approach, Edwards utilizes literature, aesthetics, world religions, and continental philosophy as avenues into the theology of natural beauty. This is an epistemological look at our aesthetically charged knowing of God through nature. Emphasizing our embodied experience of the world, Edwards examines the phenomenon of perceptual beauty, while questioning traditional notions of God's metaphysical beauty. Drawing upon Michael Polanyi's philosophy of science, Edwards explores the human aesthetic and religious interface with the natural world. This philosophical approach is then linked to the poetic: Polanyi's tacit knowledge and Jean-Luc Marion's saturated phenomena give support to Wordsworth's pregnant vision of the natural world. This approach culminates in a re-envisaging of John Ruskin's typology of natural beauty: Ruskin's vision of the world can be adapted toward an understanding of natural revelation. Edwards brings this Romantic theology back across the Atlantic in dialogue with American nature writers and the uniquely American experience of wilderness and frontier.
Categories: Religion

The Eclipse and Recovery of Beauty

The Eclipse and Recovery of Beauty

... art and distinguishes it from spiritual beauty of the intellect: The beauty of a
work of art, like the beauty of nature, depends on its radiance, or clarity,
proportion and wholeness, which are given to it by its form. The form of the
artwork is always ...

Author: John Dadosky

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442667327

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.
Categories: Philosophy

Beauty Unlimited

Beauty Unlimited

But if it is Danto's intention, as I have just interpreted it, to explain away the
possibility that works of sheer beauty can be artworks, I do not think ... Few will
deny that a pretty, pastel, abstract design is a work of art, even if it is only a trivial

Author: Gregory Velazco Trianosky

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253006530

Category: Philosophy

Page: 449

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“A feminist aesthetics text which bridges aesthetic theory, art and popular culture and acknowledges the evolving character of standards of beauty” (Teaching Philosophy). Emphasizing the human body in all of its forms, Beauty Unlimited expands the boundaries of what is meant by beauty, both geographically and aesthetically. Peg Zeglin Brand and an international group of contributors interrogate the body and the meaning of physical beauty in this multidisciplinary volume. This striking and provocative book explores the history of bodily beautification; the physicality of socially or culturally determined choices of beautification; the interplay of gender, race, class, age, sexuality, and ethnicity within and on the body; and the aesthetic meaning of the concept of beauty in an increasingly globalized world.
Categories: Philosophy



As God works internally to the humanity of a person in learning to perceive
beauty through rhetoric, so too does God work internally to the person in
generating the rhetoric of beautiful discourses. The question of what kind of God
can work in ...

Author: Natalie Carnes

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781625645845

Category: Religion

Page: 282

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Beauty engages fourth-century bishop Gregory of Nyssa to address beauty's place in theology and the broader world. With the recent resurgence of attention to beauty among theologians, questions still remain about what exactly beauty is, how it is perceived, and whether we should celebrate its return. If beauty fell out of favor because it was seen to distract from the weightier concerns of poverty and suffering--because it can even be a tool of oppression--why should we laud it now? Gregory's writings offer surprisingly rich and relevant reflections that can move contemporary conversations beyond current impasses and critiques of beauty. Drawing Gregory into conversation with such disparate voices as novelist J. M. Coetzee and art theorist Kaja Silverman, Beauty displays the importance of beauty to theology and theology to beauty in a discussion that bridges ancient and modern, practical and theoretical, secular and religious.
Categories: Religion

The Abuse of Beauty

The Abuse of Beauty

THKODOR AOORNO, Aesthetic Theory, 1969 It is the mark of the present period
in the history of art that the concept of art implies no internal constraint on what
works of art are, so that one no longer can tell if something is a work of art or not.

Author: Arthur Coleman Danto

Publisher: Open Court Publishing

ISBN: 0812695402

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.
Categories: Art

The Taste for Beauty

The Taste for Beauty

In this case , the curve of the screen makes panoramas risky , and Logan works
with the still shot in principle , if not ... our place to pass judgment on a work
whose beauty -- and quite a beauty it is – seems to be more sporting than
cinematic in ...

Author: Eric Rohmer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052138592X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 220

View: 993

A collection of essays by the film-maker and critic Eric Rohmer written between 1948-1979.
Categories: Performing Arts

Beauty Art and the Polis

Beauty  Art  and the Polis

Why , in a book about the perennial scholastic aesthetic , do the moderns get
such a large piece of an admittedly small pie while ... But if the joy of the beautiful
work comes from some truth , it does not come from the truth of the imitation as ...

Author: Alice Ramos

Publisher: CUA Press

ISBN: 096692262X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 310

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Introduction by Ralph McInerny The essays in this volume, indebted in great part to Jacques Maritain and to other Neo-Thomists, represent a contribution to an understanding of beauty and the arts within the Aristotelian-Thomistic tradition. As such they constitute a different voice in present-day discussions on beauty and aesthetics, a voice which nonetheless shares with many of its contemporaries concern over questions such as the relationship between beauty and morality, public funding of the arts and their educational role, objective and universal standards of what is beautiful. In the tradition in which the contributors of this volume reflect, beauty manifests itself in the order of the universe, an order that provides human reason with a window onto the transcendent. For Aristotle and Aquinas the natural order grounds both art and morality, and yet it is this very order which has been called into question by modern science and philosophy. Instead of pointing us to a suprahuman order, the beautiful then points to the order of human freedom and creativity. Reflection on the beautiful since the modern philosopher Immanuel Kant has thus often taken a subjectivistic turn. Because of the importance of beauty and art in human existence, in man's education and life as a moral and political being, an alternative should be sought to any reduction of the beautiful to a purely subjective experience or cultural construct. The Aristotelian-Thomistic tradition, in dialogue with modern and contemporary conceptions of the beautiful, provides us with just that alternative, and thus the essays herein represent a decisive step in the "journey for Thomistic aesthetics." THE CONTRIBUTORS: In addition to the editor, the contributors to the volume are: Brian J. Braman, Matthew Cuddeback, Christopher M. Cullen, S.J., Patrick Downey, Desmond J. FitzGerald, Donald Haggerty, Wayne H. Harter, Jeanne M. Heffernan, Thomas S. Hibbs, Gregory J. Kerr, Joseph W. Koterski, S.J., Daniel McInerny, Ralph McInerny, James P. Mesa, John F. Morris, Ralph Nelson, Katherine Anne Osenga, Carrie Rehak, Stephen Schloesser, S.J., Francis Slade, John G. Trapani, Jr., and Henk E. S. Woldring. ABOUT THE EDITOR: Alice Ramos is associate professor of philosophy at St. John's University.
Categories: Philosophy