Boek cover A Vision of Nature van Michael Tobias

A Vision of Nature

Traces of the Original World

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uitgever Kent State University Press
Taal Engels
Bindwijze Hardcover
Aantal paginas 312 pagina's
Illustraties Nee
Auteur(s) Michael Tobias | Michael Tobias
Uitgever Kent State University Press
Extra groot lettertype Nee
Gewicht 1315 g
Studieboek Ja
Verpakking breedte 222 mm
Verpakking hoogte 25 mm
Verpakking lengte 260 mm

Boekbeschrijving

For thousands of years humans have grappled with the idea of Nature. This enduring question has left its poignant mark in a multiplicity of images, stories, works of art, and philosophical and religious systems. In this text, Michael Tobias seeks to unravel the aesthetic, psychological and philosophical impact that the Earth has had on humanity. It is an overview of the new field of ecological aesthetics. Comprised of 10 autobiographical essays, the book is illustrated with art and images brought together in an ecological context. The author examines the mystical links between Vivaldi, Giorgione and Dosso Dossi and draws parallels between the Age of Exploration and the rise of the interior landscape in the works of van Eyck and Vermeer. Tobias examines the ancient cultures of the Mediterranean, the ascetics of Sinai and Tibet, and the Pure Land Buddhists. He introduces the reader to the Jains of India, whose life-style is one of the most ecologically balanced in all of human history. In profiling various artists of 19th-century Europe and America, Tobias discovers incisive continuities among such luminaries as British poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, Austrian impressionist Emilie Mediz-Pelikan, and American intimist painters Ralph Blakelock and George Inness. Tobias finds a common, transcendent instinct that affirms rebirth over destruction in the lives of explorer Francis Kingdon Ward, storyteller Hugh Lofting, philosopher Nikos Kazantzakis, and film character King Kong. He concludes his lyrical investigations in the Antarctic, where he ponders the future of humanity and its role as caretaker of the Earth. Ultimately, the survival of humankind and of all other species hinges upon our willingness to uphold and celebrate the truth, beauty and very sanctity of Nature.

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