In the Mail: Science edition

–> The Alchemy of Paint by Spike Bucklow Description The Alchemy of Paint is a critique of the modern world, which Spike Bucklow sees as the product of seventeenth-century ideas about science. In modern times, we have divorced color from its origins, using it for commercial advantage. Spike Bucklow shows us how in medieval times, color had mystical significance far beyond the enjoyment of shade and hue. Each chapter demonstrates the mindset of medieval Europe and is devoted to just one...

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In the Mail: Science edition

–> The Alchemy of Paint by Spike Bucklow Description The Alchemy of Paint is a critique of the modern world, which Spike Bucklow sees as the product of seventeenth-century ideas about science. In modern times, we have divorced color from its origins, using it for commercial advantage. Spike Bucklow shows us how in medieval times, color had mystical significance far beyond the enjoyment of shade and hue. Each chapter demonstrates the mindset of medieval Europe and is devoted to just one...

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Stonecutter by John J Muth

I am a big fan of John J Muth .  We have all of his Childrens books and love reading them (probably more than our kids do!).  So when Stonecutter caught my eye at the library I quickly added it to the take home pile. In the style of Muth it is simple yet elegant and profound. It is the retelling of a Chinese folktale about a stonecutter who is dissatisfied with his place in life and keeps seeking out an identity that would give him more power and greater authority. Like all of Muth’s...

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