VOLUME 1. Author Dietrich von Hildebrand understood the centrality of beauty not merely to art but to philosophy, theology, and ethics. In his ambitious and comprehensive AESTHETICS, now translated into English, Dietrich rehabiliates the concept of beauty as an objective rather than purely subjective phenomenon. His systematic account renews the Classical and Christian vision of beauty as a reliable mode of perpcetion that ultimately leads humanity to the divine. There is no more important issue in our culture than restoration of beauty. There is no better place to start than Dietrich's AESTHETICS. Paperback. 510 pages.