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By Mark Foster Gage

A choice of pivotal rules approximately attractiveness from all through historical past, with an creation and significant headnotes.

This choice of writings on attractiveness comprises choices 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 advent and significant headnotes explaining the significance of every textual content, Mark Foster Gage deals a framework for a provocative background of principles approximately good looks as they relate to modern considering on structure and layout. In an international more and more outlined by way of luxurious visuality, the ideas of good looks and visible sensation aren't mere highbrow workouts 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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