3 Answers

  1. Immanuel Kant-Critique of Judgment

    George Santayana – The Sense of Beauty

    John Dewey – Art as Experience

    Umberto Eco-A Beauty Story

  2. “Golden Temple” by Yu Mishima. In 1950, a Buddhist novice in a fit of madness burned down the Kinkaku-ji Temple, which is the most famous architectural monument in Kyoto. Mishima, who believed that death makes the Beautiful even more perfect, was shocked by this event, and thus the idea of the novel was born.

  3. From fiction, I can recommend Joyce's Portrait of an Artist in His Youth. it is especially interesting to read this book in parallel with those passages of Thomas Aquinas about beauty, with which the author polemics))

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