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By Crispin Sartwell

Beauty should be within the eye of the beholder, yet it is also within the language we use and all over the international round us. during this stylish, witty, and eventually profound meditation on what's appealing, Crispin Sartwell starts off with six phrases from six diverse cultures - historic Greek's 'to kalon', the japanese proposal of 'wabi-sabi', Hebrew's 'yapha', the Navajo thought 'hozho', Sanskrit 'sundara', and our personal English-language 'beauty'.

Each notice turns into a door onto differently of brooding about, and looking out at, what's attractive on the earth, and in our lives. In Sartwell's palms those six names of good looks - and there may be hundreds of thousands extra - are printed as uncomplicated and profound rules approximately our international and our selves.

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