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The reissue of this book, first published in 1873, is no indulgence in curiosities. Feng-shui is the science of sacred landscape as known in Old Chinese traditions but, as John Mitchell points our in his commentary, it addresses some of the same problems that concern us today in town planning and the development of sites. John Mitchell is an English investigator of landscape, both ancient and modern, and his Introduction makes the necessary links between China and the west and between past and present. A sacred landscape is one which transcends both nature and function, giving shape to the capacity for experience which human beings may enjoy. The master of feng-shui takes a given site and `develops' it - but in a way hardly known today. By selection and precise manipulation, he brings out characteristics which otherwise would remain latent. Feng-shui is a method of synergy, combining the best elements in a situation, finding the best locations for additional structures and creating something new in a balanced, harmonious way. It is a method of design and management from which there are lessons to be learned. Here is a chance to find a new perspective on the urgent problems of landscape in the contemporary world and to make contact with Chinese thought and cultural tradition.
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Johnny Dolphin was born in Western Oklahoma. He is a poet-playwright-novelist, an engineer-ecologist, an entrepreneurial manager, and a philosopher of systems theory.Review:
Every place has its special topographical features which modified the local influence of the various ch'i (energies) of nature. -- Joseph Needham
John Michell argues compellingly that feng-shui can truly enable individuals to create more benign circumstances." -- Michael Harings, The Laughing Man Magazine
Johnny dolphin conjures up a universe that is complete and unexpectedly satisfying. -- Bruce Connolly, Library Journal
The art of living in harmony with the land, and deriving the greatest benefit, peace and prosperity from being in the right place at the right time is called feng-shui. -- Stephen Skinner
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Book Description London: Synergetic Press, 1985., 1985. 5th edition stated. 79pp, (6 x 8.25 inches), b&w illustrations. Very Good in white wrappers (soft cover). A few little marks on the covers, corners barely rubbed. Contents clean and tight, no tears or creases, no markings. Laws of nature, numerical proportions of nature, breath of nature, forms & outlines of nature, history and literature of Feng-Shui. Seller Inventory # 24071
Book Description Synergetic Press. Paperback. Condition: Good. A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory # G0907791093I3N00
Book Description 1986. Paperback. Condition: Very Good. 0907791093 The science of sacred landscape in Old China. With commentary by John Michell. 1985 clean bright copy. Seller Inventory # 002551
Book Description Synergetic Pr, 1986. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 0907791093-2-4
Book Description Synergetic Pr, 1986. Paperback. Condition: Used, good. Rated only "good" condition because cover is a little soiled and there is a little (barely visible) water damage at back of book; no marks or writing. This is a large green on white softcover published in 1986 by Synergetic Press, 69pp+afterword. **We provide professional service and individual attention to your order, daily shipments, and sturdy packaging. FREE TRACKING ON ALL SHIPMENTS WITHIN USA. Seller Inventory # 59960
Book Description Synergetic Pr, 1986. Paperback. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0907791093
Book Description Synergetic Press, London, 1985. Soft Cover. Condition: Very Good. Reprint. With commentary by John Mivhell. Contents are clean, tight and sound throughout. The card covers are clean and unmarked. The lettering on the spine is clear and bright. Shows only minor shelf-wear. A very good copy. Illustrated. Unpaginated. The unpacked weight of this book is approx. 165g. (Note: Books that weigh over 1kg.(1000g) when packed will exceed the quoted postage rate to overseas destinations). THIS BOOK IS IN STOCK and READY TO MAIL NOW. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Seller Inventory # 3110