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“I still haven’t made up my mind whether I shall publish it all. Some people are so humorless, so uncharitable, and so absurdly wrong-headed, that one would probably do far better to relax and enjoy life than worry oneself to death trying to instruct or entertain a public which will only despise one’s efforts, or at least feel no gratitude for them. Most readers know nothing about canon law. Many regard it with contempt and find everything heavy going that isn’t completely lowbrow. Some are so grimly serious that they disapprove of all humor. Others come to different conclusions every time they stand up or sit down. They seize upon your publications, as a wrestler seizes upon his opponent’s hair, and use them to drag you down, while they themselves remain quite invulnerable, because their barren pates are completely bald, so there’s nothing for you to get hold of.”
— St. Thomas More to Peter Gilles, 1516

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Impatiently Awaiting the Publication of the English Translation of von Hildebrand's Aesthetics
published 16 December 2013 by Gwyneth Holston

GWYN_von Hildebrand ccording to the Dietrich von Hildebrand Legacy Project website, volume I of Dietrich von Hildebrand’s writings on aesthetics was translated this year. How thrilling! I believe it will be a work of intense interest to Catholic artists and musicians.

For those of you who have not had the pleasure of discovering the writings of Dietrich von Hildebrand or his esteemed wife, Dr. Alice von Hildebrand, I encourage you to read his biography, Soul of a Lion. It is the story of the brilliant son of a famous sculptor and his growth from a childhood immersed in a pagan appreciation of beauty to an adulthood focused on the Christian notion of beauty. An outspoken idealist and philosopher, von Hildebrand was hunted by the Nazis during World War II until he escaped to America.

GWYN_Adolf von Hildebrand Dietrich von Hildebrand’s father was the sculptor Adolf von Hildebrand who wroteThe Problem of Form in Painting and Sculpture in 1907. It is a excellent treatise for artists on the depiction of three-dimensional space.

Each summer, the Dietrich von Hildebrand Legacy Project hosts a summer seminar to promote study of his writings and ideas. I went last summer and enjoyed the week immensely. It was astonishing to see how the writings of one man brought together professionals from such fields as philosophy, theology, education, and the arts.

Watch the video below to see the highlights from last year’s program: