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The Universe in the Landscape
  • Publisher Frances Lincoln
  • Size 260 x 300 x 30

The Universe in the Landscape: Landforms by Charles Jencks

Charles Jencks

As in his The Garden of Cosmic Speculation, to which this book is a sequel, Jencks seeks to define a new landscape iconography based on forms and themes that may be eternal, in the sense that they crystallise nature's laws, some of which have been recently discovered.

To see a world in a grain of sand was a poetic quest of William Blake and, in a different sense, to find the universe in a ritual landscape was a goal of prehistoric cultures. Jencks allies these spiritual affinities with the view of science that stresses the common patterns that underlie all parts of the cosmos, thus making them like our home planet, and like the universe in a landscape.

Hardback, 256 pages, 600 colour and b/w illustrations


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