9781509515103-1509515100-Saving Beauty

Saving Beauty

ISBN-13: 9781509515103
ISBN-10: 1509515100
Edition: 1
Author: Han, Byung-Chul
Publication date: 2017
Publisher: Polity
Format: Paperback 120 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781509515103
ISBN-10: 1509515100
Edition: 1
Author: Han, Byung-Chul
Publication date: 2017
Publisher: Polity
Format: Paperback 120 pages

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Acknowledged authors Han, Byung-Chul wrote Saving Beauty comprising 120 pages back in 2017. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1509515100 and 9781509515103. Since then Saving Beauty textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.74 or rent at the marketplace.

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Beauty today is a paradox. The cult of beauty is ubiquitous but it has lost its transcendence and become little more than an aspect of consumerism, the aesthetic dimension of capitalism. The sublime and unsettling aspects of beauty have given way to corporeal pleasures and 'likes', resulting in a kind of 'pornography' of beauty.

In this book, cultural theorist Byung-Chul Han reinvigorates aesthetic theory for our digital age. He interrogates our preoccupation with all things slick and smooth, from Jeff Koon's sculptures and the iPhone to Brazilian waxing. Reaching far deeper than our superficial reactions to viral videos and memes, Han reclaims beauty, showing how it manifests itself as truth, temptation and even disaster.

This wide-ranging and profound exploration of beauty, encompassing ethical and political considerations as well as aesthetic, will appeal to all those interested in cultural and aesthetic theory, philosophy and digital media.

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