Beauty, Memory, Unity: An Ancient and New Understanding of Beauty
Where: New York Open Center
22 E. 30th St.
212-219-2527 Price: Members $30/ Nonmembers $40
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Our culture is deeply in need of a fresh understanding of the beauty that can provide a pathway out of the alienation, anxiety, and intentional ugliness of modernism. In this evening’s presentation, architect Steve Bass will introduce a philosophy of beauty that draws on the legacy of Pythagoras, Plato and later Neo-Platonists.
In this view, number and geometry are endowed with qualitative, harmonic, life-like properties. Steve’s new book, which gives this talk its title, has been acclaimed as the most important new work on beauty in a quarter of a century.
It draws on elements of classical and renaissance architecture from Vitruvius to Palladio, as well as ancient philosophy, or love of wisdom, that can provide an important wellspring to renew our culture and revive the connection of beauty to the good and the true.
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SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: If you have a computer with a broadband connection (320 kbps minimum), web browser, and sound capabilities (microphone and speakers or headset), you will be able to view the webinar and participate in the Q&A period. Recommended System Requirements: Windows 8.1 or Mac OSX 10.5 or higher, and browsers version Internet Explorer 6, Firefox 3, Safari 4, and Chrome 11 or higher.Buy tickets/get more info now