Autore: Geniomaligno Se ordini il libro tramite il nostro link hai diritto ad uno sconto significativo Amazon : Storia della bruttezza Tascabili. Proprio alla luce di questo ideale, il mondo greco ha elaborato una vasta letteratura sul rapporto tra bruttezza fisica e bruttezza morale. Un fascino pericoloso e distruttivo. Se Satana era stato un angelo, allora doveva essere presumibilmente bello. Ma non vanno dimenticati nemmeno i disegni e le illustrazioni del Libro di Giobbe di William Blake.
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Why is this? Perhaps, the author reasons, since ugliness was frequently defined throughout the ages as the opposite of beauty. Well, if there ever was a book taking a giant step to rectify a neglect of ugliness, this is the book pages and nearly full-color illustrations as well as dozens of primary source excerpts chock-full of the ugly. And here Umberto Eco begins On Ugliness with the observation that there is an entire history of beauty but such a history did not happen with ugliness.
Well, if there ever was a book taking a giant step to rectify a neglect of ugliness, this is the book — pages and nearly full-color illustrations as well as dozens of primary source excerpts chock-full of the ugly.
Why are we so fascinated and drawn to the ugly and monstrous? Turns out, such wondering has a long history. What are foul apes doing there? Or ferocious lions? Or monstrous centaurs? Or half-men? Or dappled tigers? You can see many bodies beneath a single head and vice versa many heads atop a single body. Here, a beast that looks like a horse with the hindquarters of a goat, there a horned animal with the hindquarters of horse. In short there is everywhere such a great and strange variety of heterogeneous forms that there is more pleasure to be had in reading the marbles than the codices and in spending the whole day admiring one by one these images rather than meditating on the law of God.
The answer is as complex as human nature is complex. Taking one approach, we can look at a quote Eco includes from a novel by J. He was afraid to fall asleep. For hours he remained stretched on his bed, now a prey to feverish and agitated wakefulness, now in the grip of oppressive dreams in which he tumbled down flights of stairs and felt himself sinking, powerless, into abysmal depths.
On some level we want to come to grips with our nocturnal experience and the monstrous in art is a prime way to do so. This is a nightmare we in the modern world face as a living possibility nearly every day, anytime we step into a car or bus or truck. Again, the ugly is very much part of our day to day experience and a living nightmare is forever looming.
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