First Advisor

Ghedotti, Michael

Thesis Committee Member(s)

Bowie, Thomas


Regis College

Degree Name



Regis College Senior Honors Program

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access



Number of Pages

81 pages


How does one define physical beauty? Artists, poets, photographers, authors and directors are constantly trying to capture it. Modeling agents, when asked to define it, were unable to answer - after some thought, their final conclusion was "you know it when you see it." Beauty, it seems, is an experience more than an object. This thesis discusses the origins and perceptions of beauty from an interdisciplinary perspective. Discussed are its characteristics, definitions, standards and judgments and why beauty matters.

Date of Award

Spring 2012

Location (Creation)

Colorado (state); Denver (county); Denver (inhabited place)

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