Six Names Of Beauty / Edition 1

Six Names Of Beauty / Edition 1

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by Crispin Sartwell
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415979927

ISBN-13: 9780415979924

Pub. Date: 11/22/2006

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415979924
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/22/2006
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
433,426
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.39(d)

Table of Contents

1. Beauty (English): The Object of Longing
2. Sundara (Sanskrit): Whole, Holy
3. Yapha (Hebrew): Shine
4. Kalos (Greek): Fine, Noble
5. Wabi-Sabi (Japanese): Simplicity, Stillness, Imperfection
6. Hozho (Navajo): Health, Balance, Wholeness

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