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  1. An Encyclopedia of Archetypal Symbolism (Volume 2)

    An Encyclopedia of Archetypal Symbolism (Volume 2)

    The Body

    • by
    • George R. Elder
    The first volume of An Encyclopedia of Archetypal Symbolism was a stunning collection of color images and text organized around mythic themes that follow the solar calendar from cosmos and creation to death, transformation, and rebirth. In this second volume, the focus is the human body as a carrier of deep psychological insights and sacred meanings. Whether idolized or abused, the body is the object of much… Read More

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  2. Feng-shui

    Feng-shui

    The Ancient Wisdom of Harmonious Living for Modern Times

    • by
    • 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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  3. The Power of Limits

    The Power of Limits

    Proportional Harmonies in Nature, Art, and Architecture

    • by
    • 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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  4. The Elements of Japanese Design

    The Elements of Japanese Design

    A Handbook of Family Crests, Heraldry, and Symbolism

    • by
    • 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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  5. The Art of Japanese Joinery

    The Art of Japanese Joinery

    • by
    • 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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