Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, but it's also in the language we use and everywhere in the world around us. In this elegant, witty, and ultimately profound meditation on what is beautiful, Sartwell begins with six words from six different cultures - ancient Greek's 'to kalon', the Japanese idea of 'wabi-sabi', Hebrew's 'yapha', the Navajo concept 'hozho', Sanskrit 'sundara', and our own English-language 'beauty'. Each word becomes a door onto another way of thinking about, and looking at, what is beautiful in the world, and in our lives. The earthy and the exalted, the imper
Beauty (English), the object of longing Yapha (Hebrew), glow, bloom Sundara (Sanskrit), holiness To Kalon (Greek), idea, ideal Wabi-Sabi (Japanese), humility, imperfection Hozho (Navajo), health, harmony.
Description based upon print version of record. Includes bibliographical references (p. 153-157) and index.