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- The Floating Press 2010; US$ 4.99
The era now referred to as the Renaissance represented an unparalleled blossoming of art and culture. Take a tour of the period through the imagination of Walter Pater, one of England's most renowned art historians and critics. In this volume, Pater turns his attention to a series of Renaissance masterpieces in visual art and literature. An informative... more...
- Andrews UK 2011; US$ 8.99
This fantastic classic text is Pater's graceful collection of essays discussing the achievements of Botticelli, Leonardo, Michelangelo, and other artists. The book concludes with an uncompromising advocacy of hedonism, urging readers to experience life as fully as possible. His cry of "art for art's sake" became the manifesto of the... more...
- Dover Publications 2013; US$ 8.95
"The golden book of spirit and sense, the holy writ of beauty." ? Oscar Wilde Published to equal parts scandal and acclaim in 1873, The Renaissance inspired a generation of Oxford undergraduates, who adapted its credo of "arts for art's sake" for their Aesthetic Movement. Combining the skepticism of empirical philosophy, the materialism of 19th-century... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 205.00
When first published in 1926 this book aroused much controversy. The theory expounded in the book was that Islamic sources in general, and the writings of Ibn al-`Arabi in particular, formed the basis of Dante?s poem Divine Comedy, the poem which symbolised the whole culture of medieval Christianity. The book shows how fundamental Muslim legends of... more...
- ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 4.99
In the exquisite prose style that was profound and perceptive, Pater has united philosophy, truth and moral values. He draws the portrait of a young man whose quest for truth takes him from Stoicism to Cyrenaicism to Epicurianism and finally to Christianity. The book imparts the idea that ethical traditions of religion are important as they are the... more...
- ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 4.99
In this book a series of philosophical essays have been included. With thoughts on different topics some sketches have been presented that are in-depth and stimulating. A great amalgamation of thoughts emotions and ideas that compel the reader to move forward. more...
- Bastei Entertainment 2009; US$ 6.91
Warum läuft mein Leben so schnell? Ist der Weg tatsächlich schon das Ziel? Hat mein Leben einen Sinn? Auf diese Urfragen des Menschen gibt es viele Antworten. Doch was sagt einer, der selbst schon fast drei Jahrzehnte als Mönch in einem katholischen Kloster lebt - und davon überzeugt ist, für sich das große Glück und den letzten Sinn gefunden zu haben?... more...