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  1. The Wheel of Time Sand Mandala

    The Wheel of Time Sand Mandala

    Visual Scripture of Tibetan Buddhism

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    • Barry Bryant
    Here is a stunning visual introduction to the artistic and spiritual heart of Tibetan Buddhism. According to the monks who create it, the Kalachakra Sand Mandala, also known as the "Wheel of Time," imparts peace and healing to all beings and to the planet. Remarkable not only for its profound beauty but also for the intricate process of its construction—a delicate sifting of colored sands into elaborate patterns and… Read More

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  2. The Mission of Art

    The Mission of Art

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    • Alex Grey
    This is an inspirational book about art's power to bring about personal catharsis and spiritual awakening. Alex Grey's reflections combine his extensive knowledge of art history and his own first-hand experiences in creating art on the boundaries of consciousness. Included are practical techniques and exercises that can be used to explore the spiritual dimension of art. Challenging and thought-provoking, The Mission of Art will be enjoyed by everyone… Read More

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  3. Between Silence and Light

    Between Silence and Light

    Spirit in the Architecture of Louis I. Kahn

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    • John Lobell
    In the development of contemporary architecture, few have had greater influence than Louis I. Kahn, whose many buildings included the Salk Institute, the Yale Study Center, and the Exeter Library. For Kahn, the study of architecture was the study of human beings, their highest aspirations and most profound truths. John Lobell, who studied under Kahn while in architecture school, sensitively edits Kahn's own words and provides commentary on Kahn's ideas… Read More

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  4. Inside Japanese Ceramics

    Inside Japanese Ceramics

    A Primer of Materials, Techniques, and Traditions

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    • Richard L. Wilson
    This practical and supremely useful manual is the first comprehensive, hands-on introduction to Japanese ceramics. The Japanese ceramics tradition is without compare in its technical and stylistic diversity, its expressive content, and the level of appreciation it enjoys, both in Japan and around the world. Inside Japanese Ceramics focuses on tools, materials, and procedures, and how all of these have influenced the way traditional Japanese ceramics look and… Read More

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  5. Feng-shui

    Feng-shui

    The Ancient Wisdom of Harmonious Living for Modern Times

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    • Eva Wong
    The first complete, in-depth course in the traditional Chinese art of harmonious design for interiors, buildings, and sites—including instructions for making your own geomantic compass for feng-shui readings. Deeply rooted in Taoist and shamanic origins, feng-shui is not simply a list of directives for building auspicious structures or arranging interiors for good luck. It is the art of reading the patterns of the universe and… Read More

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  6. The Power of Limits

    The Power of Limits

    Proportional Harmonies in Nature, Art, and Architecture

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    • Gyorgy Doczi
    One of the delights of life is the discovery and rediscovery of patterns of order and beauty in nature—the designs revealed by slicing through a head of cabbage or an orange, the forms of shells and butterfly wings. These images are awesome not just for their beauty alone, but because they suggest an order underlying their growth, a harmony existing in nature. What does it mean that such an order… Read More

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  7. The Elements of Japanese Design

    The Elements of Japanese Design

    A Handbook of Family Crests, Heraldry & Symbolism

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    • John Dower
    The Elements of Japanese Design is a library of traditional Japanese design motifs in the form of more than 2,700 family crests ( mon) compiled and drawn by a Kyoto publisher and bookseller early in the twentieth century, and selected and interpreted by John Dower, a leading American scholar of Japan. First used for identification on the battlefield beginning in the twelfth century, mon developed into symbols of… Read More

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  8. The Art of Japanese Joinery

    The Art of Japanese Joinery

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    • Kiyosi Seike
    This lively introduction to Japanese joinery not only delves lovingly into the unique history and development of Japanese carpentry, but also reveals many secrets of Japanese joinery. Presenting 48 joints, selected from among the several hundred known and used today, this visually exciting book will please anyone who has ever been moved by the sheer beauty of wood. With the clear isometric projections complementing the 64 pages of stunning… Read More

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