A book of images with poetry and descriptive prose for those who need a moment of quiet and beauty. It contains striking images of both museum quality art and sculpture as well as everyday objects of beauty. It's emphasis is not on the academic, but rather the every man's need for connection with beauty.
This is a simple book. It presents a sampling of tactile, textural things; large and small; precious and common; from many parts of the globe and many cultures. There is very little to distract the viewer from the object viewed except for the viewer's own societal prejudices and personal history. Those prejudices and history must be minimized to rid us of the us/them in all of us if we are to attain the mystical experience of connection with our collective humanity. I believe this can be done through art.
What these objects have in common is their beauty, brought forth by humans like you and me... sculpture, thought and words on paper, like music... ethereal, mystical, primal. How can it not make us all aware of our connection with each other?
This is a book that will be a beautiful and thought provoking addition to one's coffee table book library for those much needed moments of reflection and renewal of the human spirit.