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The philosophy of Aesthetic Realism, which I am so proud to study and teach, has taught me—and enabled me to teach others—the most valuable things I know about music and life. That's what this Web site is about. It includes papers on the flute, education, love, marriage, and economics.
Barbara Allen, Aesthetic Realism Consultant
I began my study of this important philosophy directly with Eli Siegel (1902-1978), the great educator, poet, and critic who founded it. I loved the classes he gave. They included the Ethical Study Conference, the Arts and Sciences lectures, the Nevertheless Poetry Class.
And I continue now to study in the classes taught by Ellen Reiss, the Chairman of Education at the Aesthetic Realism Foundation, whom Mr. Siegel appointed in 1977. In Ms. Reiss is a scholarship and integrity I respect enormously—and I see her as the most important educator living today.
As I give flute classes, as I teach women in the Aesthetic Realism and Marriage class, as I teach children in afterschool programs across the city, and teach New York teachers in professional training classes, I am so glad to convey the knowledge that has made my life happy.
Though I am from the midwest myself, I represent all humanity. Aesthetic Realism meets the honest hopes of people not only in the United States, but Japan, England, Canada, Europe, the Pacific Islands.
Resources on Aesthetic Realism, which I recommend in addition to what's already mentioned on this page, are:
(1) The Aesthetic Realism Online Library which has reviews, essays by Eli Siegel , poetry and lectures by Mr. Siegel, books, articles in the press, and The Right of Aesthetic Realism to Be Known.
(2) The Web site "Friends of Aesthetic Realism—Countering the Lies" in which students and former students of Aesthetic Realism tell the truth about some of the meanest misrepresentations we've seen. It has wit and satire on it too.
(3) Links to sites created by persons whose first hand knowledge of Aesthetic Realism and its approach to art, literature, the economy, and life make them important authorities in today's cultural world.
(4) Writing by Ellen Reiss, the Chairman of Education of the Aesthetic Realism Foundation, on Robert Burns, Lord Byron, Emily Dickinson; on the Middle East, on Harry Potter as literature; as well as descriptions of the classes she teaches by architect David Salmon, by New York teachers B. McClung and L. Phillips, and by English teacher Leila Rosen.
(5) Dr. Arnold Perey's site "Aesthetic Realism: A New Perspective for Anthropology and Sociology."
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