"We live in the senses; beyond our senses there lies unfathomable darkness, and the art that defines the senses is the best exhorter to life, enabling us to endure and love it. To express it in modern terms, art makes life worth living. Perhaps what we see is the living garment of the deity; but if that were not so, art, by making us love the phenomena of life one by one, enables us to take delight in its aesthetic value." - G. A. Sartorio
I've wanted a book on Sartorio for years now. I managed to find a man in Rome who sells rare/out-of-print books out of his office and he had probably every Sartorio book out there, so I picked up two.