Beauty is definitely back in style . . . They reject what they call the strain of intolerance and aesthetic Puritanism. -- Christian Science Monitor
Includes... spirited writing for readers who appreciate passion and reflexive theories from Caravaggio to Mapplethorpe . . . diverse and expansive. -- Communication Arts
Many of the writings offer beauty a fresh face, casting it as a healing, personal, unpredictable, ungovernable experience. -- New York Times
From the Publisher
Chosen one of the best art books of 1998 by the editors of Amazon.com, the hardcover edition was the subject of reviews and articles in such respected media as the New York Times, New York Magazine, the Christian Science Monitor, Art in America, and Communication Arts. "Uncontrollable Beauty seeks to examine the changing role of beauty in the twentieth century and give beauty a kind of critical makeover," the New York Times wrote. "Thus, while turning to Kant, Freud, John Ruskin, and even Dr. Seuss for inspiration, many of the writings offer beauty a fresh face, casting it as a healing, personal, unpredictable, ungovernable experience."