By Mark Foster Gage
A choice of pivotal rules approximately good looks from all through historical past, with an advent and demanding 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 important headnotes explaining the significance of every textual content, Mark Foster Gage bargains a framework for a provocative historical past of rules approximately good looks as they relate to modern pondering on structure and layout. In a global more and more outlined through luxurious visuality, the ideas of attractiveness and visible sensation should not 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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