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Beauty Unframed

really liked it 4.0  ·  Rating Details ·  9 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
Is there a sublime beauty in the commonplace? How do we know it? How do we see it? How do we learn to taste, touch, feel, and see all the joys of creation in a more meaningful way? "Unframed Beauty" is a book about the commonplace. Elizabeth Elmers creatively sets out new ideas for observing the world more thoughtfully in order to find joy in everyday living. It's ...more
Paperback, 148 pages
Published November 11th 2011 by Borderstone Press, LLC
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Darby Hughes
Aug 12, 2016 Darby Hughes rated it really liked it
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The Christian church needs more thinkers like Elizabeth Elmers and more books like this. It's good too see the beauty/art field moving out of theory and generalities into specifics.Elmers does a good job pointing out the beauty and art in everyday things such as food, clothing, travel, etc.

I always admire people who look at everything in a more aesthetically oriented way. I often forget to notice beauty in ordinary things and tend to compartmentalize it to those things I work in most (music).

Rebekah Joan
May 13, 2014 Rebekah Joan rated it really liked it
This book changed my view on beauty tremendously. My favorite chapter is probably The Art of Practical Cuisine. In that chapter, Elizabeth delves into the harmony of different tastes contrasting or flowing together, along with their colors doing the same. As well as affecting my view on food and the colors of those foods complimenting each other, my views on colors in other places, smells (her perfume chapter is also spectacular), sounds, and even how well two people can fit together have ...more
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Jun 14, 2015 Abigail Cliff rated it liked it
A good book of practical advice on how to better look for and experience the beautiful of everyday life.
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