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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 204 pages
  • Publisher: North Atlantic Books (December 2, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1556437560
  • ISBN-13: 978-1556437564
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.3 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #342,392 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“Who says the time of revelations is in the past? Alex Grey’s Art Psalms and his life’s work bear witness to the aliveness of Spirit in our dangerous and decisive times. Read and pray this book and grow your soul!”
—Matthew Fox, author of Original Blessing and Creativity: Where the Divine and the Human Meet

“Grey’s vision of a flawed, but perfectible mankind stands as an antidote to the cynicism and spiritual malaise prevalent in much contemporary art.”
New York Times

“Alex Grey is one of the great art-mystics of our time.”
—Donald Kuspit, professor of art history and philosophy, SUNY at Stoney Brook, and editor and critic for Artforum

“Whether a believer or non-believer, one could not help but be inspired by the sheer beauty of this volume, and the social heartbeat of this book…. The artwork is eye-grabbing, spirit-quickening, expressive-surrealism in a style uniquely Alex Grey's. Reminiscent of Leonardo Da Vinci's mastery, his anatomical plotting brings to mind mirrors of astronomical maps, connecting the body, mind and soul to the oneness of all, through synaptically charged points of light. The images pulse with light and life. Each tenderly rendered vision is accompanied by written timeless truths. One is serenaded and lifted by songs of the ages as told by Grey. The verses themselves seem to follow the illuminated body seamlessly, honoring humanity and the universe.”
—Tina Jones, for About.com

About the Author

Artist and author Alex Grey is best known for his visionary paintings that integrate the anatomical body with the transcendental light of the soul. His work brings together the paths of science, creativity, and spirituality. Grey’s paintings, sculpture, and performances have been honored exhibitions in Sao Paulo Biennial, the Grand Palais in Paris, Venice, and at the American Visionary Art Museum, the New Museum, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego. Tool, Beastie Boys, Nirvana, SCI, and David Byrne have featured Grey’s work as album art. "WorldSpirit," a spoken word piece, drew over a thousand people when performed in Oakland, California, and is available as both a CD and DVD. Grey’s artworks are chronicled in the monographs, Sacred Mirrors: The Visionary Art of Alex Grey (published in six languages), Transfigurations, and in his pictorial philosophical text, The Mission of Art.

The Chapel of Sacred Mirrors, CoSM, a long-term exhibition of fifty works of Grey’s transformative art, was co-founded by Allyson and Alex Grey in 2004 in New York City. In 2007 the Greys co-authored CoSM, a photographic book tour of the Chapel of Sacred Mirrors. It is at CoSM that Grey has shared many of the poems collected now in Art Psalms. Alex lives in New York City with his wife, the painter Allyson Grey, and their daughter, the actress Zena Grey.

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This such an inspiring book of Psalms and poetry.
J. Wood
The product of human creativity, Art has much power associated with it.
Midwest Book Review
If you go to the CoSM website, you can order a signed copy!
Chandira

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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Chandira on January 22, 2009
Format: Hardcover
If you go to the CoSM website, you can order a signed copy! You get your own Alex Grey artwork for just a few more $'s.. Mine has an awesome hand drawn eye and triangle in it!

It's a fabulous book. Buy direct, and help support Alex's temple vision.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By J. Wood on December 16, 2009
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This such an inspiring book of Psalms and poetry. I find myself reading from it whenever I need that bit of inspiration before starting a piece of art. The book is well illustrated with Alex's work, but it's the words that shine.

Art truly is a divine practice.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Wesley A. Ornick on July 28, 2010
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Written accounts by visionary and stupendous artist Alex Grey -- I cannot even describe the work and descriptions he throws forth for the viewer's eye -- excellent beyond words.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on April 4, 2009
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The product of human creativity, Art has much power associated with it. "Art Psalms" is author Alex Grey's intellectual dissection of this abstract concept, and draws upon many of his sources. His primary intent is to inspire his readers to improve their craft greatly. With much spiritual insight and pondering on mysticism, Grey brings readers a storm of poetry, art, and essays, sure to give readers much to think on. "Art Psalms" is fascinating, well worth the read.
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