Description : Gives modern viewers an illustrated key to unlock the mysteries of paintings, sculpture and architecture by the great Italian masters, and provides fresh insight into the currents of Renaissance thought, from humanism to myticism to religion reform. We may never know what the Mona Lisa is really smiling about, but we do know that there's much ore to the masterpieces of Renaissance art than the beauty that meets the eye. There are layers of significance below the surface of Leonardo da Vinci, Fr Angelico, Donatello Michelangelo and many others. This magnificently illustrated guide by an expert art historian gives you the key to unlock those secrets for yourself. Split into three parts, Part One is the vivid immersion in the culture of this remarkable period, tracing the profusion of innovations in literature, painting, sculpture and the decorative arts that date to this time. Part Two offers a wide-ranging guide to the essential elements of symbolic language in Renaissance art, including colour, geometry, light and shade, proportion, perspective and body language. In Part Three, the heart of the book, Richard Stemp analyzes more than 40 works grouped around a dozen themes, including Mythology, War and Peace, and Death and Eternity. Each work is shows in full colour and each is then taken apart to reveal the symbols it contains and to interpret their enigmatic meaning.
Description : Neuroscientist King posits that fundamental human truths for living an authentic and self-fulfilling life are written in our cells, spelled out in our synapses, and outlined in the interactions between our body's organs and organ systems.
Description : A strikingly illustrated key to decoding anatomical terminology, with 150 terms for body parts that derive from animals, plants, objects, and more An initiation into the mysterious subject of anatomical terminology, this book reveals the body's secret language by explaining the close relationship between human organs and structures and the evocative names given to them by anatomists. Beautifully crafted images illustrate 150 terms derived from the animal, food, place, plant, symbol, or other object that the body structure or function clearly resembles. Complete with a guide to prefixes and suffixes, this book decodes patterns in the naming of parts throughout the human body and makes anatomical terms more memorable for medical students and practitioners. In addition to professionals, anyone interested in the history of anatomy, the structure and function of the human body, medical etymology, and the history of language will be fascinating by this engrossing, accessible, and informative book.
Description : Who is depicted in that stained glass window? What is the significance of those geometric figures? Why are there fierce-looking beasts carved amidst all that beauty? Is there a deeper purpose behind the play of light and space in the nave? Why is there a pelican on the lectern and ornate foliage on the pillars? The largely illiterate medieval audience could read the symbols of churches and cathedrals and recognise the meanings and stories deliberately encoded into them. For worshippers these were places of religious education and an awe-inspiring feast that satisfied both the senses and the soul. Today, in an age less attuned to iconography, such places of worship are often seen merely as magnificent works of architecture. This book restores the lost spiritual meaning of these fine and fascinating buildings. The Secret Language of Churches & Cathedrals provides a three-part illustrated key by which modern visitors can understand the layout, fabric and decorative symbolism of Christian sacred structures - thereby bringing back to life their original atmosphere of awe and sanctity. Part One is an analysis of structural features, outside and in, from spires and domes to clerestories and brasses. Part Two is a theme-by-theme guide, which identifies significant figures, scenes, stories, animals, flowers, and the use of numbers, letters and patterns in paintings, carvings and sculpture. Part Three is a historical decoder, revealing the evolution of styles - from basilicas through Byzantine, Romanesque, Gothic and beyond. For all those who seek to know more about Christian art and architecture, this richly illustrated book will instruct and delight in equal measure.
Description : YOU ARE A LIVING MAGNET! You are where you are today because of the Law of Attraction. The Bible teaches us in Proverbs 23:7 that what a person allows to be part of their dominant thoughts then becomes who they are. Thoughts become things! Let Rich Cavaness and Leo Schreven explain for you how The Secret applies to your life from the Creator God's perspective. Until now there has not been a book that has offered all the pieces to the puzzle - now Decoding the Secret addresses the Law of Attraction from a mental, physical, emotional, financial, social and most importantly, from a spiritual standpoint. THIS BOOK WILL ADDRESS THESE IMPORTANT QUESTIONS: * Why do things always seem to go wrong for you? * Why does money seem to avoid you like the plague? * Why is your life a living testament of your dominant thoughts? * How does God work with the Law of Attraction? * Why does your lack of faith and belief prevent God's blessing? * How can you visualize and focus turn dreams into reality? * Why can your tongue be either a miracle or a curse? Using an open-minded approach, explaining clearly how The Secret is very real in our lives and Biblically proven, Rich and Leo, who are living testimonies to the Law of Attraction, will challenge and convince you that there is a God in the Universe who hears and answers your prayers... Ask, Believe, and Receive!
Description : EDITION of undercover-collective "Paul Smith", probably Melbourne/Australia - general purpose: mental hygiene in "esoteric matters", special purpose: esoterism around "Rennes-le-Chateau and Berenger Sauniere" - covering ca. 21.000 titles in 2017