Beauty, Creativity, and Healing
Edited By Bandy Lee, Nancy Olson and Thomas Duffy
Beauty, Longing, and Fear
by Katy Martin and Linda Cummings
Linda Cummings Interviewed by Katy Martin
LC: There are many aspects of Elaine Scarry’s talk that resonate with my approach to beauty. One is her concept of regard, that beauty has to do with an ethical position related to how one regards the other, and that is the root of concepts of fairness and legal structures. I think of that idea of regard in terms of caring, so for me, beauty relates to something that I care about. The more I care about it, the more I’m interested in pursuing it and the closer I want to get to it.
A second aspect is that for her, beauty is in the particular, not in the general observation of something.
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