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Recovering Place free pdf Mark C. Taylor recounts a poignant love affair not with a person but with a place that, paradoxically, cannot be easily localized. For many years, Taylor has lived in the Berkshire Mountains, where he writes and creates land art and sculpture. In a world of mobile screens and virtual realities, where speed is the measure of success and place is disappearing, his work slows down thought and brings life back to earth to give readers time to ponder the importance of place before it slips away. Taylor extends reflection beyond the page and returns with new insights about what is hiding in plain sight all around us. Weaving together words and images, his artful work enacts what it describes. Things long familiar suddenly appear strange, and the strange, unexpected, and unprogrammed unsettle readers in surprising ways. This timely meditation gives pause in the midst of harried lives and turns attention toward what we usually overlook: night, silence, touch, grace, ghosts, water, earth, stones, bones, idleness, infinity, slowness, and contentment. Recovering Place is a unique work with reflections that linger long after the book is closed.

About Mark C. Taylor

Mark C. Taylor is professor of religion and chair of the Department of Religion at Columbia University. He is the author of more than twenty-five books, including, most recently, After God- Field Notes from Elsewhere: Reflections on Dying and Living- Refiguring the Spiritual: Beuys, Barney, Turrell, Goldsworthy- and Rewiring the Real: In Conversation with William Gaddis, Richard Powers, Mark Danielewski, and Don DeLillo.

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Author : Mark C. Taylor
Publisher : Columbia University Press
Data Published : 21 March 2014
ISBN : 023116498X
EAN : 9780231164986
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 176 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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