After my reversion to Catholicism, I had a strong desire for objective truth and goodness. But the notion that beauty was objective was initially foreign to me, having grown up in the typical American setting. Over time, however, I came to recognize beauty as one of the transcendentals, having just an objective "nature" as truth, goodness, and unity.
With those brief remarks, I'm linking to a discussion of objective beauty going on at Disputations and Flos Carmeli (begin here and work up).
Very interesting thinking going on out there. (I mean that positively, of course :-)