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Beauty in Plain Terms: Shintoism and Nature

Continuing this week's exploration of nature as metaphor and guide for living, read this passage about Japan and Shintoism's view of the natural:" "Aesthetically the water in the Japanese garden and the garden itself try to represent nature as it is, not to order and impose a visible form on it ...

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Tags: Beauty, Haiku, Japan, Shinto, Zen
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The New Green Cool: Integral to Sustainability?

The green movement has an uncertain relationship to "cool." From the 1960s through the 70s, anti-establishment sentiment was running high enough that environmentalism could piggyback upon the civil rights movement, the Native rights movement, anti-material sentiments, and the belt-tightening of t...

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Tags: Beauty, Culture, Design, Green, Marketing, Movement
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