My Quest for Beauty

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In this elegant and revealing aesthetic memoir, noted psychologist Rollo May describes his own discovery of the "redemptive power of beauty" and explains why we must understand and value beauty if we are to revitalize the human world. Drawings and 16 full-color paintings.
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Overview

In this elegant and revealing aesthetic memoir, noted psychologist Rollo May describes his own discovery of the "redemptive power of beauty" and explains why we must understand and value beauty if we are to revitalize the human world. Drawings and 16 full-color paintings.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780933071131
  • Publisher: Saybrook Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 7/10/1987
  • Pages: 244

Table of Contents

Foreword vii
Part I
1 Poppies in Greece 3
2 Beauty Has Kept Me Alive 17
What is Beauty? 20
Beauty as Harmony 27
Schiller's Thoughts on Beauty 30
3 Visit to the Holy Mountain 37
Part II
4 Beauty and Death 67
5 We Are of Argyros 79
The Forced Migration 83
Heroes and Heroism 93
6 A City Set on A Hill 103
A Marriage Banquet in Larissa 105
The Country One Loves 111
Life and Death in a Monastery 118
Part III
7 Paintings by the Author 129
8 The Creative Mind 135
Transforming One's Self 144
9 Art and Symbols 151
What are Symbols? 153
Symbols and Evil 157
Symbols and the Artist 161
To Disguise and to Reveal 163
Films as Art and Symbol 168
Symbols and Civilization 169
Part IV
10 Myth as an Art Form 175
11 Modern Art and the Future 187
12 Ecstasy and Violence 203
Ecstasy and Self-Transcendence 209
Art as an Antidote for Violence 215
13 Beauty, Our Universal Language 221
One Buys a Violet 226
Beauty and Literature 230
Will Beauty Save the World? 234
The Quality of Life 238
Acknowledgments 244
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