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Overview

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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Editorial Reviews

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A small book with a large theme, Six Names of Beauty invites the reader to consider the nature of beauty by looking at it through the prism of six different languages/cultures—English, Hebrew, Sanskrit, Greek, Japanese, and Navajo. Enlightening.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415979924
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/22/2006
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 1,404,412
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.39 (d)

Meet the Author

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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Table of Contents

1 Beauty : English, the object of longing 1
2 Yapha : Hebrew, glow, bloom 27
3 Sundara : Sanskrit, holiness 57
4 To kalon : Greek, idea, ideal 85
5 Wabi-sabi : Japanese, humility, imperfection 109
6 Hozho : Navajo, health, harmony 133
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 14, 2012

    Jbird

    Goodnight eveyone see you in the morning.

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    Posted October 6, 2012

    To HUFFLEPUFF COMMONROOM

    PDA as in "public display of affection" or the little palmtop computer that funtions as a personal organizer tha also provides e-mail and interet access? (Nerd Alert!)

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    Posted October 8, 2012

    Criss

    Hey

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 15, 2012

    READ THIS IF U WANT TO CONTINUE HOGWARTS!!!

    HOGWARTS MOVED TO YAY ALL RESULTS!!! Oh and Jbird I am rping as Rose now not Moon.

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    Posted October 13, 2012

    Matt

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    Posted September 29, 2012

    HUFFLEPUFF COMMON ROOM

    Sorry mon cherrie, zhose muzt be keept at Hagrid's hut! But he takez very good care of zhem.

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