What is beauty? Wherein does beauty lie?
Philosophers have often asked these questions – and artists, obviously, also.
Poets, lovers, thinkers, explorers, family, friends.
Is this thing, this person, this place, this quality really beautiful in and of itself
– or is it me that brings the beauty to the object?
What exactly is our experience of beauty?
Does beauty exist only in particular things, or in universal characteristics,
in certain shapes and forms?
Where does physical beauty end, and spiritual beauty begin?
And are all our assumptions about beauty simply prejudices in disguise?
There are no easy answers to any of these questions.
As always, the Redstone Diary offers only examples –
and the beautiful promise of another year.
Are you in search of beauty?
Welcome. Join us. Come inside.
Featuring: John Baldessari, W. E. B. du Bois, Louise Bourgeois, Elizabeth David, Gilbert and George, Seamus Heaney, Edvard Munch, Marc Quinn and Oliver Sacks.
Edited by Julian Rothenstein with Mel and Rhiannon Gooding
Introduction by Ian Sansom
ISBN: 978-0-9955181-9-3 / 245mm x 167mm / 160pp