Damned Perfection. Texts on Sacrifice and the Celebration of Beauty
As its title indicates, this book by Rafael Argullol is an essay about «sacrifice and the celebration of beauty». Argullol has always been interested in the relationship between man and artistic inquiry in any discipline as a way to knowledge; this time he proposes a journey through twenty-two stations, in which we will find, among other characters and places, Michelangelo, Honoré de Balzac, Goethe, Lucretius, Dante, Thomas Mann, Victor Hugo, Montaigne, Shakespeare, Dürer, Picasso, Nietzsche, Rilke, Dostoyevsky, Mantegna, the Cappella Sansevero, the spacecraft Soyuz, the sculptor’s stone, specters, mountains or silence. A book that is full of echoes summoned with wisdom by one of our most brilliant writers.