The cosmic dance

finding patterns and pathways in a chaotic universe

EAN:  9780500252536
Publicatie datum:   30-09-2022
Uitvoering:  Hardback
Taal:  Engels
Aantal pagina's:  256

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A visual journey from the minute to the infinite, exploring the relationships and harmonies between all parts of the universe and inspiring personal contemplation regarding our own place within it.

In The Cosmic Dance, renowned image alchemist Stephen Ellcock presents a pan-global collection of remarkable, arresting and surprising images drawn from the entire history of art to explore the ancient belief that the cosmos is reflected in all living things. Organized thematically, the visual journey begins with the microscopic, the particulate and the elemental; then explores the human body as a cosmos in miniature, the beauty of divine proportions and our search for spiritual enlightenment; before finally revelling in the colossal, the celestial and the infinite.

An eloquent introduction provides an overview of the central themes and expert commentaries introduce each section. Detailed panels provide bitesize information on key concepts and key thinkers – from the four elements to Cosmic Man and from the möbius strip to the Mandelbrot set – while thought-provoking quotations from philosophers, writers, artists and scientists interspersed throughout the artworks prompt a closer, more personal engagement with the images.

This stunning treasury of artworks provides the perfect guide to a deeper contemplation of the world around us, allowing readers, in the words of William Blake, to ‘see a world in a grain of sand, and a heaven in a wild flower, hold infinity in the palm of your hand, and eternity in an hour’.

    EAN: 9780500252536
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    Uitgever: Thames & Hudson
    Publicatie datum:   30-09-2022
    Uitvoering: Hardback
    Taal: Engels
    Hoogte: 230 mm
    Breedte: 165 mm
    Status: Niet op voorraad
    Aantal pagina's: 256
    Keywords:   Beelddenken