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When the young Terry Tempest Williams stayed at her grandmother's house, she slept under two thirds of a tacked-up reproduction of a famous triptych by Hieronymus Bosch. She was well acquainted with the 15th-century Flemish painter's Paradise and Hell, though the center panel, not acceptable viewing for the devout Mormon child, eluded her gaze until her adult life. Williams eventually viewed the Garden of Earthly Delights in its entirety in the Prado; Leap is the prose that sprang from her epiphany. The book's analytical treatment of Bosch's painting encompasses much more than brushstrokes and theology; Williams (Refuge) combines themes of faith, environmentalism, passion, and art in this profoundly respectful, highly inspiring account. Readers, beware: her reverence is contagious. Malia, Powells.com

Review:

"An extraordinary blend of allegory, spiritual quest, and meditation on creativity (human, natural, and divine)....This complex book muses over art, spirituality, the religion of one's birth, environmentalism, and the nature of paradise without many nods to narrative thread or the conventional workings of the conscious self." Sheryl Fowler, School Library Journal

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"Earth is art, Williams realizes, and at the very least, it deserves the same respect and protection accorded Bosch's triptych. 'The world is holy. We are holy. All life is holy,' she writes, and no one who follows her on this remarkable journey will ever take art, nature, or faith for granted again." Donna Seaman, Booklist

Synopsis:

In her first book-length work since "Refuge, " Williams explores the landscape of Hieronymus Bosch's enigmatic 15th century Flemish masterpiece, "The Garden of Delights." The result is an original account of one woman's spiritual search for the intertwined roots of faith, creativity, and wisdom.

About the Author

Terry Tempest Williams is the author of Refuge, An Unspoken Hunger (both available in paperback from Vintage Books), and Desert Quartet. The recipient of a Lannan Literary Fellowship and a Guggenheim Fellowship, she lives with her husband, Brooke Williams, in Grand County, Utah.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679432920
Author:
Williams, Terry Tempest
Publisher:
Pantheon Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Religious
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Artists, Architects, Photographers
Subject:
Spiritual life
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
Subject:
Bosch, hieronymus, d. 1516
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 315-327).
Series Volume:
106-406
Publication Date:
c2000
Binding:
Trade Cloth
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
338 p., 1 folded leaf of
Dimensions:
8.58x5.83x1.26 in. 1.25 lbs.

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Product details 338 p., 1 folded leaf of pages Pantheon Books - English 9780679432920 Reviews:
"Review" by , "An extraordinary blend of allegory, spiritual quest, and meditation on creativity (human, natural, and divine)....This complex book muses over art, spirituality, the religion of one's birth, environmentalism, and the nature of paradise without many nods to narrative thread or the conventional workings of the conscious self."
"Review" by , "Earth is art, Williams realizes, and at the very least, it deserves the same respect and protection accorded Bosch's triptych. 'The world is holy. We are holy. All life is holy,' she writes, and no one who follows her on this remarkable journey will ever take art, nature, or faith for granted again."
"Synopsis" by , In her first book-length work since "Refuge, " Williams explores the landscape of Hieronymus Bosch's enigmatic 15th century Flemish masterpiece, "The Garden of Delights." The result is an original account of one woman's spiritual search for the intertwined roots of faith, creativity, and wisdom.
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