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Being Beautiful is an inspiring assemblage of writings on beauty – inner, outer and everything inbetween – from some of the world’s most fascinating thinkers.
Beauty. How do we achieve it? Who gets to define it? How do you live a beautiful life? Being Beautiful is an inspiring assemblage of writings on beauty – inner and outer – from some of the world’s most fascinating thinkers.
This is an anthology for dipping into, but also for drawing lessons about the business of being beautiful. Contributions include the Buddha on living beautifully, the philosopher Edmund Burke on how to define a beautiful face, Dolly Parton on the importance of inner beauty, and Naomi Wolf on ageing beautifully.
Through its text and original illustrations, the book attempts to explore and illuminate what beauty means to us in the twenty-first century, and to inspire, provoke and delight. Other contributors include John Cage, Maya Angelou, Francis Bacon, Charlotte Brontë, Immanuel Kant, Joan Collins, Kate Moss, and many more.
About the Author
Helen Gordon is the co-author of Being A Writer (Frances Lincoln) and author of Landfall, a novel published by Penguin. Her journalism has appeared in Intelligent Life and the Guardian. She is former associate editor of Granta magazine and teaches creative writing at the University of Hertfordshire.
About the Illustrator
Amanda Berglund is a graphic designer and illustrator based in Stockholm, Sweden. She studied at the Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts & Design and her work has featured in Vogue Paris, It's Nice That and The Pool and Buzzfeed.
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ISBN: 9780711239173 ISBN-10: 0711239177 Audience:
Number Of Pages: 240 Published: 29th August 2018 Publisher: White Lion Publishing Country of Publication: GB Dimensions (cm): 19.5 x 15.5
Weight (kg): 0.64