New approach to the social sciences and human development, based on aesthetics, founded by the philosopher and educator Eli Siegel.
Featured is Aesthetic Realism Looks at Things: Discontent, a dramatic reading of a lecture given by Mr. Siegel in 1952, of critical significance now, as he talks about causes of the honest discontent of the American people shown through strikes of transit workers, for example.
And, "The Brooklyn Bridge: A Study in Greatness," a lecture by geologist and former tri-state regional planner John Stern. David McCullough writes in The Great Bridge: "Just why this bridge, more than all others, has had such a hold on people is hard to pin down." Says Stern: The answer lies in this principle of Aesthetic Realism: "All beauty is a making one of opposites, and the making one of opposites is what we are going after in ourselves."
See how this principle holds true for society as well, in this rich event, which includes much more.
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