By Dietrich von Hildebrand, Robert E. Wood, John F. Crosby, Dana Gioia

Foreword by means of Dana Gioia, Preface by means of Robert E. wooden, advent by way of John F. Crosby.

Dietrich von Hildebrand understood the centrality of good looks no longer only to paintings yet to philosophy, theology, and ethics. In his formidable and complete Aesthetics, now translated into English for the 1st time, Hildebrand rehabilitates the concept that of good looks as an goal quite and in basic terms subjective phenomenon. His systematic account renews the Classical and Christian imaginative and prescient of good looks as a competent mode of belief that leads humanity towards the real, the nice, and eventually the divine. there isn't any extra very important factor in our culture--sacred or secular--than the recovery of attractiveness. and there's no larger position to begin this pressing company than Dietrich von Hildebrand's Aesthetics. - Dana Gioia | From the Foreword

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1989 übernommen vom Eos Verlag, St. Ottilien English translation published 2016 by Hildebrand Project 1235 University Blvd, Steubenville, Ohio 43952 Copyright © 2016 Dietrich von Hildebrand Legacy Project All rights reserved Cataloguing-in-Publication Information Von Hildebrand, Dietrich, 1889–1977, author. [Ästhetik. English] Aesthetics. Vol. I / translated by Brian McNeil; edited by John F. Crosby; foreword by Dana Gioia; preface by Robert E. Wood; introduction by John F. Crosby. pages cm Includes index.

In all the aesthetic regions he explores, he is always after evaluation and consequent hierarchical ranking, which most people would not be in a position to dispute. He violates with a vengeance Horace’s adage: de gustibus non est disputandum. Properly cultivated taste becomes the measure as it attends to the features of the aesthetic object. Hildebrand’s general assessment of critics is not too favorable. According to him, too many follow current fashion and have an insufficiently developed appreciation of the full range of the art-form about which they write.

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