A Must Have Book for Singers
"Art and Aesthetics" is a young man's philosophical promenade through countries and aesthetic experiences, and through the reflections on today's creative and educational scene which these experiences raise. The lyrical music extends his voyage from the philosophically aesthetic into the purely aesthetic. Literature and music, the present and the past, join in the creation of the future.
Readers have said,
Remember those boring art history classes you snored through in college? Fortunately, so does the author. Rather than a paint-by-numbers (no pun intended) dissertation on how to tell a Monet from a Manet, this charming book is unlike anything currently on the market. Written over the course of several years, "Art & Aesthetics" (which includes a CD showcasing the musical talents of Anna Cley and Virginie Martineau-Larderet) reads partly as memoir as the author, Benedict Beckeld, guides us through his unique take on modern art, artists, architecture and aesthetic education. "My task in this world is to communicate the philosophical truth of things," writes Beckeld, to which this reader replies, the world is a better place because you have spoken."