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Wabi Sabi: An Unusual Children’s Book Based on the Japanese Philosophy of Finding Beauty in Imperfection and Impermanence
Wabi Sabi: An Unusual Children’s Book Based on the Japanese Philosophy of Finding Beauty in Imperfection and Impermanence

What a lost cat has to do with the evolution of the tea ceremony as an existential philosophy.

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Love Me: The Cross-Cultural Manufacturing of Beauty
Love Me: The Cross-Cultural Manufacturing of Beauty

What Chinese noses and hairy Brazilians have to do with the Moore’s law of breast.

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Perroquet: Photography, Science, Slow-Motion Beauty
Perroquet: Photography, Science, Slow-Motion Beauty

How three worlds of fascination collide through negative space and positive brilliance.

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How to Live with Fear and What It Means to Love: A Tender Meditation in Ink, Watercolor, and Wonder
How to Live with Fear and What It Means to Love: A Tender Meditation in Ink, Watercolor, and Wonder

“Nothing beats kindness… It sits quietly beyond all things.”

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Trial, Triumph, and the Art of the Possible: The Remarkable Story Behind Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy”
Trial, Triumph, and the Art of the Possible: The Remarkable Story Behind Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy”

A hymn of rage, a hymn of redemption, and a timeless love letter to the possible.

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The Beauty of Maps: Seeing Art in Cartography
The Beauty of Maps: Seeing Art in Cartography

What 13th-century astronomy has to do with the shape of the internet and the British Library.

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Truth, Beauty, Math and Crocheting
Truth, Beauty, Math and Crocheting

Why your grandmother’s favorite pastime proves mathematicians are a bunch of clueless hacks.

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The Real Beauty Industry
The Real Beauty Industry

Sight, sound, motion, and more beauty than your beholder eyes can handle.

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Trees at Night: Rebecca Solnit Reads and Reflects on a Stunning Century-Old Poem by the Young Harlem Renaissance Poet Helene Johnson
Trees at Night: Rebecca Solnit Reads and Reflects on a Stunning Century-Old Poem by the Young Harlem Renaissance Poet Helene Johnson

An eighteen-year-old prodigy’s song of praise for the eternal consolation of trees.

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The Faith of the “Naturist”: John Burroughs’s Superb Century-Old Manifesto for Spirituality in the Age of Science
The Faith of the “Naturist”: John Burroughs’s Superb Century-Old Manifesto for Spirituality in the Age of Science

“Communing with God is communing with our own hearts, our own best selves, not with something foreign and accidental. Saints and devotees have gone into the wilderness to find God; of course they took God with them.”

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