By Mark Foster Gage
A choice of pivotal principles approximately attractiveness from all through heritage, with an creation and significant headnotes.
This selection of writings on good looks comprises choices from twenty key philosophers and theoreticians spanning millennia:
Plato • Aristotle • Vitruvius • Alberti • Kant • Burke • Fiedler • Nietzsche • Wilde • Bergson • Bell • Scott • Benjamin • Bataille • Sontag • Jameson • Scarry • Nehamas • Zangwill • Freedberg and Gallese
With an creation and significant headnotes explaining the significance of every textual content, Mark Foster Gage deals a framework for a provocative background of principles approximately attractiveness as they relate to modern pondering on structure and layout. In a global more and more outlined via luxurious visuality, the strategies of good looks and visible sensation aren't mere highbrow routines yet criteria that outline the very nature of layout perform throughout disciplines and which are necessary to the rising worlds of layout and structure within the twenty-first century.
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