Timeless Simplicity: Creating Living in a Consumer Society

Timeless Simplicity: Creating Living in a Consumer Society

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By (author) John Lane

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  • Publisher: GREEN BOOKS
  • Format: Paperback | 112 pages
  • Dimensions: 156mm x 232mm x 10mm | 222g
  • Publication date: 1 March 2002
  • Publication City/Country: Totnes
  • ISBN 10: 190399800X
  • ISBN 13: 9781903998007
  • Illustrations note: 7 woodcuts
  • Sales rank: 70,765

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This is a book about simplicity - not destitution, parsimoniousness or self-denial, but the restoration of wealth in the midst of an affluence in which we are starving the spirit. It is a book about the advantages of living a less cluttered, less stressful life than that which has become the norm in the overcrowded and manic-paced consuming nations. It is a book about having less and enjoying more, enjoying time to do the work you love, enjoying time to spend with your family, enjoying time to pursue creative projects, enjoying time for good eating, enjoying time just to be.

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John Lane is a painter, writer and educationalist. Born in 1930, he was Chairman of the Dartington Hall Trust, founding direct of the Beaford Arts centre and instrumental in the creation of Schumacher College. His previous books include The Living Tree: Art and the Sacred, Timeless Simplicity: Creative Living in a Consumer Society, Timeless Beauty in the Arts and Everyday Life and The Spirit of Silence: Making Space for Creativity. He lives in North Devon with his wife Truda.

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In keeping with its title, this is a straightforward book, beautifully illustrated, well ordered, with clear directions and useful references. What is more, it is written without cant, and, most importantly, not by a zealot but by a practitioner. Only someone who has sought to practise the simple life would know its detail, the small matters that make it so. -- David Cadman Resurgence