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One of only a few radiographic photographers practicing today, Steven N. Meyers uses x-ray photography to capture the texture and details of flowers in invisible light. To obtain these effects, invisible to the human eye, Steven uses supersensitive, large format film. His luminous images have been enhanced with digital color.
Christopher Gruvers stunning photography presents a wildly beautiful and vivid experience in the universe of flowers. An avid lover of nature and the outdoors, Gruver marries skill with instinct. Drawing on his intuitive link to aesthetics and essence, Gruver creates striking compositions that reveal the delicacy and vibrancy of nature. Each month is accompanied by a poetic interlude connecting our human voyage with the living intimacy of a flower.
Elena discovered the tenets of the martial art form and healing were the same.
Fractals are the visual depictions of mathematical equations the same equations that describe natural phenomena such as coastlines, plant shapes, and weather patterns. A computer program assigns a color to each point in the image based on the answer to a chosen equation, which then results in abstract fractal shapes. Artist Alice Kelley manipulates dozens of variables to create these fascinating organic designs.
Enter the exciting world of fractal art, the utterly fascinating visual expression of mathematical equations. Paired with inspiring messages, these powerful forms ignite the imagination in this astonishing collection of computer-generated images.
Epics of ancient India rank with the timeless myths of classical Greece and Rome in the power of their language and the underlying moral lessons. The Ramayana and Mahabharata, both origianlly written in Sanskrit, contain vibrant stories of kings and princes, sages and tricksters, demons and gods, damsels in distress and mighty heroes. Ganesha Goes to Lunch collects some of the most vivid stories from these and other early Indian folklore and spiritual texts including the Vedas and the Puranas. These stories feature the gods of India in their celestial and earthly abodes, hapless humans struggling with life's many problems, and gods and humans interacting. Assembled by Kamla Kapur, these stories illustrate the great spiritual and practical themes of the human condition. Kamla Kapur brings her poet's eye and ear to the retelling of these stories, recreating and dramatizing them to illuminate their relevance to modern times.
Strongly influenced by Shinto and Buddhism, the Japanese style of landscaping is particularly conducive to restoring inner calm. By adapting the harmonies of natural design to our own landscape, we heighten our understanding of the world around us and within us. The Gardens of the Spirit wall calendar features twelve exquisite images paired with contemplative text, bringing the experience of Japanese gardening to all who long to create a peaceful oasis in the midst of a challenging world.