Why Beauty Matters

BBC, Roger Scruton (presenter)

Title: Why Beauty Matters
Producer: BBC, Roger Scruton (presenter)
Category: Arts & Artists
Views: 9177
Added: Apr 19th 2011
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Philosopher Roger Scruton presents a provocative essay on the importance of beauty in the arts and in our lives.

In the 20th century, Scruton argues, art, architecture and music turned their backs on beauty, making a cult of ugliness and leading us into a spiritual desert.

Using the thoughts of philosophers from Plato to Kant, and by talking to artists Michael Craig-Martin and Alexander Stoddart, Scruton analyses where art went wrong and presents his own impassioned case for restoring beauty to its traditional position at the center of our civilization.

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