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Inspired by faith, powerful, mystical, and magical places are discussed here with lyrical text and miraculous "paper relief" illustrations.
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published October 9th 2000 by Putnam Juvenile
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Gale
Dec 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
“To Elevate the Eye and the Soul”

This informative work of non-fiction represents another collaboration by author and illustrator. Focusing on five major world religions the talented team presents a 40-page picture book which offers intellectual and architectural commentary on man’s response to God: in other words--organized religion. Clever, small icons indicate which religion is being discussed before the reader even starts on a given section.

All these religions are presented without bias, fo
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Kristen
Nov 27, 2014 rated it liked it
Thoughtful book that focuses on several sacred places for five world religions: Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. What I like most about it is that it can work on two different levels. There's lots of information in small print on each page about each place and its history and significance in one or more of the five religions, but there's also large, bold text on each spread that is very simple and makes a general comment about the sacred place featured. The overall effect is ...more
Erica Eyestone
Showed some different locations with temples, churches, etc. that different people hold sacred with some explanation. Not my favorite.
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Shelves: re-library, pbwr, lsu
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Diana
Feb 28, 2009 rated it really liked it
Wonderfully detailed paper relief illustrations!
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Philemon E. Sturges was an architect and author based in Rhode Island. He trained at Princeton University. He wrote children's books from 1995 until his death in 2005.
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