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Timeless Beauty [Paperback]

John Lane
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23 Oct 2003
Once people were instinctively tuned to the beautiful. In those distant days before the advent of the motor car and the washing machine, the electric toothbrush and the wheel, craftsmen and musicians, masons and poets, painters and dancers simply did not know how to make an ugly thing; they could not close their hearts to the light of heaven. For them, beauty was as necessary as the air they breathed. It gave dignity and meaning to drab and impoverished lives, and inspired great (and often brutal) civilizations in which people lived creative and useful lives. John Lane believes that beauty is the nourishment of the soul. It is something that gives us dignity as a species. In this book, he calls us to awaken to the possibilities of a culture that recognizes the importance of beauty, and to realize that we are only fully human in contact with the beautiful.

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  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Green Books (23 Oct 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1903998336
  • ISBN-13: 978-1903998335
  • Product Dimensions: 23.1 x 15.5 x 1.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 601,613 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I see this courageous book as a sign marking the beginning of the end of the tide of materialism that has prevailed for the last century. It meets a deep and as yet scarcely recognised need. . . . We disregard and undervalue the beautiful at our peril. --Kathleen Raine, poet and Blake scholar.

About the Author

John Lane is a painter, author and educator. He was Chairman of the Dartington Hall Trust, founding director of the Beaford Arts Centre, and instrumental in the creation of Schumacher College. His books include The Living Tree: Art and the Sacred, A Snake s Tail Full of Ants: Art, Ecology and Consciousness and Timeless Simplicity: Creative Living in a Consumer Society (all published by Green Books).

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This book simply is Timeless Beauty! as well as the author`s `The spirit of Silence` Both thoroughly readable. Would recommend
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