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Tamalpais Walking: Poetry, History, and Prints Hardcover – May 1, 2009
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''Tamalpais Walking...is a joy to hold and behold.''--San Francisco Chronicle Book Review
''The large and gorgeous coffee-table book should claim a prominent spot not only in local living rooms but on bookshelves, classrooms, under holiday trees and anywhere those who have hiked, biked, and loved the mountain might be found.''--Pacific Sun
''Tamalpais Walking...is a tribute to the tradition [of circumabulation] and to the local mountain as both graphic and poetic muse.'' --San Francisco Magazine
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Besides the art work, Killian writes fetching essays for the book. Snyder contributes journal-like parts going back to the 1950s and '60s. But the two are not the only ones found. Quotes from the writings of Kenneth Rexroth, Jack Kerouac, Ina Coolbright and anecdotes on such authors representing the fusion of Asian spirituality and American openness of spirit and attraction to nature are interwoven into the text.
There are 14 full-page color woodcuts of Killion's including the frontispiece. Others are of varying sizes in full-color or shades of dark colors. Coming upon the woodcuts of all sizes throughout the pages, one is drawn to them again and again perusing their details of coastline, clouds, craggy earth, and slopes. One wants to notice Killion's technical skill and spots of originality in this art, and also enjoy again and again the aesthetic and spiritual freshets afforded by them. At the end are three pages of color woodcuts four to a page.Read more ›
" If I ever have to get away from it all, and in the words of the Chinese poet, "wash all the wrongs of life from my pores", there is simply nothing better than to climb out on a rock, and sit for hours with nothing in sight but the sea and sky ".
Ordered this along with new Dylan "Together through Life" and Cohen "Live in London" CD's. Was tempted to spring for Super Shipper but the anticipation is going to be a wnderful part of the process.
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A great book to curl up with in the winter months sitting by the firePublished 10 months ago by Gerard DeNegre
It's a beautiful book, and fascinating. This was a second copy because we wanted to give it as a gift and wouldn't have wanted to give up our own copy!Published on March 4, 2013 by S. Tade