Beauty

A collection of TED Talks (and more) on the topic of Beauty.

Video playlists about Beauty

Objects of desire

12 talks • 2h 45m
An iconic painting. An ancient manuscript. A cylinder with 2600 years of history. Learn about artifacts and images that have intrigued humans for centuries, and why we find them so alluring.

Natural wonder

9 talks • 2h 5m
What is nature? Follow the camera's eye to many stunning places on the planet -- from the African veldt to the Amazon rainforest to the teeming world under the Arctic ice.

Can you believe your eyes?

10 talks • 2h 30m
Magic tricks, optical illusions, death-defying feats, digital lies. Believe it or not.

11 must-see TED Talks

11 talks • 3h 19m
What is TED? This primer of 11 classic TED Talks show you the wide range of topics covered -- and introduce you to beloved speakers like Amy Cuddy, Brené Brown, Sir Ken Robinson and Chimamanda Adichie. Find your next favorite talk ...
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Exclusive articles about Beauty

Gallery: The beauty of a thin film of oil

Artist Fabian Oefner works with everyday materials to create astonishing, unrecognizable images. Here’s a look at how he does it. Where most people would likely see an unassumin...

Why beauty matters

Quick: Make a list of the things you need every day. Your first thought is probably what’s practical: food, a roof over your head, your health. We value these things so much tha...
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