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Library Journal (02/01/2011): This meditative offering by popular spiritualist Mann ("Sacred Architecture, Sacred Sexuality") is steeped in Eastern religions, animism, and mysticism, with chapters such as "Ascending the Sacred Mountain," "Flow," and "Being and Nothingness." Evocations of nature's mysteries and the sacral are tied to signature duotone images of 57...
Library Journal (02/01/2011):
This meditative offering by popular spiritualist Mann ("Sacred Architecture, Sacred Sexuality") is steeped in Eastern religions, animism, and mysticism, with chapters such as "Ascending the Sacred Mountain," "Flow," and "Being and Nothingness." Evocations of nature's mysteries and the sacral are tied to signature duotone images of 57 sites located in 30 countries by outdoor photographer Davis ("Monument; American Monument") that date to the 1980s. Mann's eloquent explorations of sacred places are well matched to Davis's minimalist imagery, controlled lighting, and spare compositions. Contemplative solitude dominates page after page of desert landscapes and sculpted dunes, waterfalls, groves, icebergs, raked gravel, pyramids, mosques, prayer flags, and ancient temples. VERDICT Guaranteed rapture for contemplative minds and adherents of Eastern religions; photography devotees will appreciate what amounts to a retrospective of Davis's stunning nature images.?Russell T. Clement, Northwestern Univ. Lib., Evanston, IL Copyright 2011 Reed Business Information.
About the Photographer:
Lynn Davis's photographs have been shown nationally and internationally in sixty-eight solo exhibitions. Her work, which has taken her to forty-eight countries in the last twenty-four years, has been included in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum, the Guggenheim Museum, and the Los Angeles Museum of Art, among many others. Davis's previous books include "American Monument" (2004), "Illumination" (2007) and the "Space Project" (2009). Lynn Davis lives in Hudson, New York. About the Author:
A.T. Mann is an architect, author, and astrologer. He graduated from the Cornell University College of Architecture, practiced in New York City and Rome, and won a Progressive Architecture design citation in 1970. He has written or co-written twenty books (translated into many languages), including "Mandala Astrological Tarot," "Sacred Sexuality," and the "2011 Mandala Calendar." Mann has lived and lectured around the world, and has taught at the Danish Design School, the Netherlands Design Institute, and Manchester Metropolitan University. A.T. Mann lives in Hudson, New York.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 235-238)and index.
If we are fortunate, during our lives we will visit a place that evokes the sacred and resonates with our deeper selves. This volume, with images by Lynn Davis and insightful text by A.T. Mann, captures just such magical spaces - archetypal and architectural manifestations of the sacred.
Library Journal 02/01/2011 pg. 70 (EAN 9781402765209, Hardcover) - *Starred Review
Contributor Bio: Mann, A T
A. T. Mann devised "life time astrology" and has practiced for thirty years with thousands of clients. His books include "Life Time Astrology, Astrology and the Art of Healing," and "Sacred Sexuality." He lives in Hudson, New York.
Contributor Bio: Davis, Lynn
Lynn Davis is a Consultant for Davis, Simmonds & Donaghey Solicitors in Kent, UK. She has specialized in child care law since 1989, acting for local authorities, parents and children. She regularly provides legal update training for social workers and has taught on the law module for student social workers. She is the author of See You in Court, also published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers.