Aesthetic Realism in the News

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Professionals in many fields, including education, the arts, business, journalism, labor, and civil rights, and healthcare, have written about the vital importance of Aesthetic Realism for people everywhere. For a selection of recent articles on the economy, art, work events, and more, click here. Here you can also read many historic articles, letters, columns, op-ed pieces, from the thousands published in the last decades:

arrow ON EDUCATION. Teachers have described in professional journals and in newspapers across the continent how the Aesthetic Realism Teaching Method has enabled students, from kindergarten through high school, to learn with striking success—for over 30 years. arrowMore >

arrow RACISM. Teachers and writers, Black, White, and Latino, explore in diverse news sources the hitherto unseen role of contempt as the fundamental cause of racism. They explain why racism is rampant—what is the cause—and how we can have a just way of seeing people take its place. arrowMore >

arrowTHE ECONOMY. Men and women (including authorities in the fields of labor, education, and business) write on the cause of the well-known injustice to working people in our economy today—how it's explained by Aesthetic Realism and what is the ethical solution. Two important questions by Eli Siegel are commented on: "What does a person deserve by being a person?" and "To whom does the wealth of America belong?" How much power to change things for the better do these Aesthetic Realism questions have, when honestly asked and honestly answered? arrowMore >

arrowWAR and PEACE. The authors (whose backgrounds are international) ask: Is the cause of war the contempt that people may have for people who are different from themselves? How can this change? How can people who have a social heritage of anger and hate for those who are different come to have respect and even good will for those very people? Why we have to see feelings in people who are different from ourselves as real for wars to end.arrowMore >

arrowLOVE and the FAMILY. Women and men of diverse ages show what happens when families—and individuals in their search for love—understand this crucial Aesthetic Realism concept: In love that is true we like the whole world as we love a particular person. Can this idea honestly ameliorate sorrow in widowhood and the loss of a loved one? Can this idea make love flourish even when there is economic hardship in family life? Does this idea explain why we may either respect or despise ourselves for how we go for love and sex? —and can it provide a solution? Yes, it can and does.
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arrow YOUTH & AGE. The authors of these articles write on the hopes of young people to like the world they were born into and what can young men and women learn to meet that great hope. They write on the despair of age and ask, is the desire to see meaning in the world and people as strong at 80 as it was in childhood? They do not skimp on the difficult subjects of violence and drugs in young people's lives but explain the fundamental cause and honest solution.arrowMore >

arrow MEN'S ISSUES & MORE. (1) Aesthetic Realism understands how a man wants to be both tough and kind, and looks for an authentic solution. (2) Aesthetic Realism is also interested in whether a person may interfere with his or her own self-expression. And in particular, is there a cause of stuttering that is within oneself? and is there a solution in how we see the world? (3) Likewise, is there a cause of the eating disorders anorexia and bulimia that arises from how we see the world? And can it change? (4) And finally on road rage: Does an attitude to the world impel drivers to a rage on the roadways of America that is dangerous; and can this change when understood? arrowMore >

arrow ART and LIFE. Articles in professional journals and newspapers by professionals and scholars in the following fields: the visual arts, architecture, film, drama, photography, poetry and literature. They describe in detail how Aesthetic Realism explains the relation of lives and art: why does it matter so much; how does understanding that relation change how one sees the world for the better? They tell, for example, how they learned about ethics in their own lives from the way a work of art—Picasso's Guernica, Bruegel's Peasant Wedding—is made. In some articles the writers describe their own Aesthetic Realism consultations. arrowMore >

WKCR interview of Eli Siegel on "The World of Art" conducted by Peter Gorlin (Columbia University) in three parts:

arrow for Aesthetic Realism in the PressPart I: The Intrepid As Contemporary
Part II: What Is Aesthetic Realism
Part III "Somewhere This": About It

Articles written about Eli Siegel and his work have appeared in:

arrow for Aesthetic Realism in the PressThe New York Times Book Review, March 23, 1969, by Kenneth Rexroth
arrowGreenwich Village Weekly News, 1933, no. 3, "Village Portraits — Eli Siegel" by J. Dosbriora Irwin
arrowThe SUN Baltimore, MD, Thursday, April 25, 2002 by Rob Hiaasen, SUN STAFF
arrowThe Washington Post, Washington, DC, August 16, 1978 by Michael Kernan
arrowThe Evening Sun, Baltimore, MD, Wednesday, July 28, 1982 by James H. Bready
arrowNew Mexico Quarterly, August 17. 1957. "Whole in Brightness" by Walter Leuba
arrowSmithsonian Book Reviews, Washington, DC, February, 1982
arrowSaturday Review, August 17, 1957, Selden Rodman
arrownewsART—The Smith by William Packard

The following letters about Eli Siegel and his thought were written by authorities in their fields who show something of the history and motivation of persons who have lied about Aesthetic Realism:

arrow for Aesthetic Realism in the PressLetter by Ralph Hattersley, critic of photography
arrowLetter by William Carlos Williams, American poet

Further Resources about Aesthetic Realism:

arrowAesthetic Realism Foundation
arrowBiographical information about Eli Siegel
arrowAesthetic Realism Online Library
arrowThe Terrain Gallery
arrowGovernor's & Mayor's Proclamations
arrowIn the U.S. Congressional Record
arrowThe Right of Aesthetic Realism to Be Known
arrowBiographical information: Ellen Reiss
arrowAesthetic Realism Foundation Faculty
arrowSubscribe to TRO
arrowMore Aesthetic Realism Resources
arrowAesthetic Realism Versus Racism

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