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The Hidden Geometry of Flowers: Living Rhythms, Form and Number

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Can we imagine a world without flowers? Flowers are beautiful, offering us delight in their color, fragrance and form, as well as their medicinal benefits. Flowers also speak to us in the language of the plant form itself, as cultural symbols in different societies, and at the highest levels of inspiration.

In this beautiful and original book, renowned thinker and geometris
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Paperback, 446 pages
Published November 15th 2011 by Floris Books - Floris Books (first published July 1st 2011)
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Orione
Jul 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
First the not-so-good:

The writing in the book is somewhat confusing to me. The author seems to jump from one subject to another. It's all connected to his love and passion for flowers and their geometry, so it isn't too wild a ride, but it is kind of hard to follow. Also, he often states that things are 'secret' or 'to be persued by the reader if they so wish' etc. If you have a background in gnosticism these things are all entry level 'mysteries', so I am unsure why he doesn't just explain the
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Nov 15, 2020 rated it liked it
A fascinating, if at times confusing book. Ostensibly about flower geometry, but in reality a book of philosophy with stunning photographs. Though it took some time, I read from cover to cover. I think I would have been better dipping in over a longer period.
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Dr. Keith Critchlow is the cofounder of the journal Temenos, as well as the author of numerous books on sacred geometry, including Order in Space and Time Stands Still. He is Professor Emeritus at The Prince’s School of Traditional Arts in London, and a former professor of Islamic Art at the Royal College of Art. Prof. Critchlow, a leading expert in sacred architecture, also founded Kairos, a soci ...more

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