In praise of athletic bea in praise of athletic beauty also strives for a language that can frame even enhance the pleasure we take in watching athletic . In praise of athletic beauty has 48 ratings and 6 reviews travis said i loved it gumbrechts framework is nuanced which makes his work unique in that. Hans ulrich gumbrechts book on athletic beauty achieves an athletic beauty of its own when it heroically resists the temptation of meaning his refusal to justify athletic endeavors by positing for them consequences beyond the exhilarating moment of performance is bracing and deeply true to the phenomena that obsess him. This book looks beyond the usual explanations of why sports fascinates and also strives for a language that can frame the pleasure we take in watching athletic events. By the hundreds of millions we show up stand in line turn on and tune in to watch mesmerized as athletes perform and yet this experience so widely craved and intensely felt we commonly dismiss as only a game
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