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Beautiful Necessity: The Art and Meaning of Women's Altars

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Ancient spiritual traditions - Goddess, Celtic, African, Hindu, Buddhist, Catholic, Greek Orthodox - are being revived and remade by women who create amazing altarpieces. Kay Turner has been exploring the subject of women's altars for over 20 years. She has found them in the studios of artists in Detroit, New York or San Francisco and kitchens and bedrooms in Mexican-Ameri ...more
Paperback, 176 pages
Published October 1st 1999 by Thames & Hudson (first published January 1st 1999)
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Molly
Loved this book! Surprisingly fascinating.
Tristy
A beautiful blend of feminist art, spirituality and goddess history with photos of altars covering a wide swath of religious beliefs as well as more creative, spiritual approaches. This book is a gift in its research and passion and such a great reminder to return to spirit when things feel impossible.
kate
not too fond of some of the text, but some of the assemblages are amazing visually.
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