By Mark Foster Gage
A number of pivotal rules approximately attractiveness from all through heritage, with an advent and significant headnotes.
This choice of writings on good looks contains decisions 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 historical past of rules approximately good looks as they relate to modern considering on structure and layout. In a global more and more outlined via luxurious visuality, the recommendations of attractiveness 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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