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sense of beauty being the outline of aesthetic theory by George Santayana

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Published by Collier Books in New York .
Written in English


  • Aesthetics

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Edition Notes

First published in 1896.

StatementGeorge Santayana.
SeriesCollier Books, BS34YV
The Physical Object
Pagination190 p. ;
Number of Pages190
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14433609M

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The great philosopher, essayist, poet, and novelist masterfully offers his fascinating outline of Aesthetics Theory. Drawing on the art, literature, history, anthropology, psychology, and similar areas, Santayana discusses the nature of beauty, form, and expression. Presentation throughout the work is .   His first published philosophical book, The Sense of Beauty (), was an important contribution in aesthetics, a classic text that is still in use. His multivolume work The Life of Reason expresses his naturalistic philosophy of history and culture. It states the essence of his attitude toward nature, life, and society. systems, SenseCosmetics ™ beauty items and the SeneDerm Solutions line, resulting in dramatic improvements to the skin. They also help to provide crucial sun protection without the use of unnecessary chemicals. SeneGence has developed highly advanced anti-aging. There are many models of beauty and as old saying goes beauty is in the eye of the is a classic definition of the line of beauty depicted by Hogarth in his work Analyse of beauty, its a S-shaped double curve, though for Nick, the main protagonist of Alan Hollinghurst novel, the perfect line of beauty creates delicate curve of lovers back/5.

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