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Lotus

Kazuaki Tanahashi; Photographer-Allan Baille

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ISBN 10: 0861712773 / ISBN 13: 9780861712779
Published by Wisdom Publications, 2006
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Title: Lotus

Publisher: Wisdom Publications

Publication Date: 2006

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Used: Good

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In Lotus, Kaz Tanahashi and photographer Alan Baillie provide a super-close-up view of one of world culture's most famous flowers. Baillie's carefully assembled collection of photographs of the lotus capture the legendary flower throughout its "life," as it were: from seed to brilliant flower, and finally, into dust. Some of Baillie's photographs rival the best of the genre; these are truly "classical" in their approach. But he also provides a wholly fresh view, providing surprising images from each stage of the lotus's existence. Readers will alternate between swooning, and exclaiming, "I can't believe that's a flower!"

Editor Kaz Tanahashi, an expert of Asian cultures and storytelling, offers the perfect complement to the photography here. His introductory frontmatter tells of the lotus' prominence in various cultures, and the mystical and practical meanings that the flower continues to embody. Next to appear are his carefully selected poetry and prose-extractions, chosen to match Baillie's photographs, on facing pages. Each illuminates the other, making Lotus a gratifying way to relax, please the eyes, and feed the mind.

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Alan Baillie's work has appeared in the Shambhala Sun, Tricycle magazine, and on the cover of The Beginner's Guide to Zen Buddhism. His prints have been exhibited in galleries and museums across the United States.

Kaz Tanahashi a well-known author and translator of Eihei Dogen and a fine artist in high demand. He lives in Berkeley, California.

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