Item description for Timeless Beauty: In the Arts and Everyday Life by John Lane...
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--countless numbers of them--beauty was as necessary as the air they breathed. It gave dignity and meaning to drab and impoverished lives and inspired great (but often brutal) civilizations in which people lived creative and useful lives. Beauty is the nourishment of the soul. It is something that gives us dignity as a species. John Lane calls us to awaken to the possibilities of a culture that recognizes the importance of beauty and to acknowledge that we are only fully human when in contact with the beautiful.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.08" Width: 6.12" Height: 0.56" Weight: 0.93 lbs.
Publisher Green Books
ISBN 1903998336 ISBN13 9781903998335
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More About John Lane
Lane has lived in Devon, England for over 30 years. He is a painter, writer and educator. He was the founding director of the Beaford Centre and instrumental in the creation of the Orchard Theatre and Schumacher College at Dartington.