The Sacred Earth

The Sacred Earth

by Cmilne
     
 
From the magnificent ruins of the great cities and monuments of antiquity, to the earth's holy waters and the sanctuary offered by her secluded forests, valleys, gardens, and caves; from the revered high places, the mountains, hills, and monolithic rocks, to the sites of miraculous events, where lives and destinies have been transformed, this book captures the mystery

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From the magnificent ruins of the great cities and monuments of antiquity, to the earth's holy waters and the sanctuary offered by her secluded forests, valleys, gardens, and caves; from the revered high places, the mountains, hills, and monolithic rocks, to the sites of miraculous events, where lives and destinies have been transformed, this book captures the mystery and grandeur of sacred sites around the world, offering testimony to our endless quest to make contact with the creator. The stunning imagery of Courtney Milne's photography is a tribute to the wonders of our planet and to the landscapes that have inspired humanity since the beginning of time.

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Library Journal - Library Journal
These two stunning collections of photographs should carry a warning: incurable wanderlust may result from examining either one. Although different in format ( The Sacred Earth is in color, while Planet Peru is black and white) and subject matter (Milne traveled the Earth to photograph places he feels to be special, whereas Bridges concentrates solely on aerial photos of Peru), both author/photographers present a sweeping panoply of landscapes that, through the ages, have instilled wonder in the beholder. The authors have a deep sense of appreciation and responsibility for the natural splendors of the Earth; both use the word sacred in its broadest sense, meaning the feeling of transcendence experienced by those fortunate enough to have shared the same vistas. Bridges's book is a vertical exploration of Peru, consisting of starkly dramatic black-and-white photos that capture the eerie, timeless beauty of such places as Machu Picchu and the dead city of Pacatnamu. Milne's book is simply splendid. Glorious color, sensitive prose, and marvelous images fill every page. The reader cannot help but be moved by the simple grandeur and majesty of these 140 sacred places, and there is more to come; this ambitious work is the first volume in a projected series. Either titles would enhance any general collection; to have both would be ideal.-- Judith F. Bradley, Acad. of the Holy Cross Lib., Kensington, Md.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780888333407
Publisher:
Voyageur Press
Publication date:
09/22/1991
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
11.00(w) x 0.12(h) x 1.18(d)

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