By: François Cheng
Published by: Gustavo Gili
Hardcover. 104 pages. 14 x 19 cm
What is beauty? Does the universe need to be beautiful?
At a time when it seems to have been relegated to the appearance of things and beings, François Cheng introduces us, following the great traditions of East and West, to a philosophical and ethical vision of beauty.
Throughout the two texts collected in this book, the French scholar reflects on the ancient conviction that there is an intimate link between beauty and goodness, a journey that ranges from the representation of holiness, through the singularity of artistic creation and the symbolism of Chinese painting, to the human virtues that Confucius attributed to the great living entities of nature.