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Altars and Icons: Sacred Spaces in Everyday Life

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Don't we all crave a refuge from daily life, a haven of tranquility, regardless of our creed? "Altars and Icons" draws together 40 eclectic personal shrines in the first photographic celebration of its kind. Here are altars -- formal and casual, secular and religious, heartfelt and whimsical -- created to evoke contemplation, inspire creativity, amuse, encourage, or honor ...more
Hardcover, 124 pages
Published April 1st 1998 by Chronicle Books (CA)
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Jan 18, 2012 David rated it really liked it
This was a facinating look at how everyone creates little 'shrines' or 'altars' that aren't necessarily religous in nature... Do you have a row of jars on the window sill? A set of pictures from your wedding? For everyone it is different, some have religous tones, some have memories attached and some just feel right and the person wouldn't consider them Altars or Shrines at all! This book examines an array of such things, with each person explaining the meaning of the small (or large!) collectio ...more
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this was a lovely gift from a friend & a beautiful book.
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