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Shimmering Zen Hardcover – Illustrated, November 3, 2017
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About Shimmering Zen
James Stanford views his works as meditations that act as guides to help gaze into the inner self.
In the mid 1980s, Stanford studied fresco painting with renown masters Lucienne Bloch and Stephen Pope Dimitroff, former assistants to Diego Rivera.
In 2019, fashion designer David Tupaz’s New York Fashion Week runway show was inspired by Stanford’s works from the Shimmering Zen series.
About the Author
American multimedia artist James Stanford has earned an international reputation for his exploratory practice founded on the values of meditation. Stanford creates visual expressions of spirituality, Zen Buddhism, and metaphysics. In his Shimmering Zen series, the artist digitally transforms iconic vintage signage from Las Vegas into mandala creations. Finding beauty in discarded signs, he seeks to transform the profane into the sacred.
Stanford earned his MFA from the University of Washington and BFA from the University of Nevada Las Vegas. His work can be found in numerous international private collections in the United States and the United Kingdom. During his time as Las Vegas Arts Commissioner, he developed Lightscapes, a program that was recognized by Art in America as one of the top 20 public art projects. In addition, Stanford is an independent book publisher heading Smallworks Press which specializes in art and culture publications.
About Smallworks Press
Founded in 2006, Smallworks Press is an award-winning publishing company located in Las Vegas, Nevada. Smallworks specializes in art and culture publications with a commitment to the highest standard in design, quality, and production. The Smallworks Press team enjoys collaborating with a wide spectrum of authors to create publications with impressive illustrations and photography, inspiring and thought-provoking essays, and an attention to detail rarely found in publishing today.
About the Author
Elizabeth Herridge specializes in museum management, marketing, fundraising and development. She shares her expertise as an art advisor with individuals and institutions and, as a specialist in Late Qing Dynasty jewellery and related materials, provides consulting services to private dealers and other interested parties. Elizabeth is a graduate of Wellesley College (B.A. French) and has an M.A. in Art and Archaeology (Asian Art) from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, U.K., as well as an M.A. in Connoisseurship and the Art and Auction Market from Christie's Education, New York. She is also a graduate of the Getty Leadership Institute's Museum Leadership Program (MLI) and is fluent in French.
Jeff Rosen serves as vice president of accreditation relations and director of the Open Pathway for the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). With expertise in governance, graduate study, civic engagement and strategic planning, he advises institutional leaders on accreditation policies and practices and oversees the peer review process for 130 public and private institutions. In 2018, Rosen conducted an agency-wide evaluation of HLC's processes and outcomes, and in 2013, developed HLC's approval protocol for competency-based education. He currently serves on the Steering Committee of WCET (WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies).
Before joining HLC, Jeff served as a research university dean of professional and continuing studies, professor of art history, and elected trustee of a public community college. In those roles, he created numerous academic programs by developing cross-campus initiatives using multiple delivery platforms. Rosen holds a Ph.D. from Northwestern University, an M.S. in Adult Education from Southern Connecticut State University, and a B.A. from New York University. His most recent book is Julia Margaret Cameron's 'fancy subjects' (Manchester University Press, 2016).
Laura Henkel produces comprehensive creative strategies and programs designed to deliver strong equity and cultural relevance. Through her company ArtCulture PR, she stewards contemporary art projects, publishing and specialized global ventures. She is a published curator, writer and photographer.
Philip Lewis specializes in the design and production of art books, exhibition catalogues, marketing material, and graphics for museums and galleries. Among his clients are The British Museum, The Courtauld Gallery, The National Gallery, National Portrait Gallery, Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Royal Academy, Royal Collection Trust, Tate Modern/Britain, and the Victoria & Albert Museum. Lewis has enjoyed working closely with artists such as Richard Long, Anish Kapoor, Susan Hiller, Rachel Whiteread, and James Stanford. Lewis Hallam Design is recognized for achieving award-winning publications.
- Item Weight : 5.9 pounds
- Hardcover : 264 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0977880672
- ISBN-13 : 978-0977880676
- Dimensions : 11.8 x 1.3 x 12.26 inches
- Publisher : Smallworks Press; First edition (November 3, 2017)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #2,526,115 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I highly recommend this book: it presents thought-provoking, gorgeously rendered images: each page is a meditation, a key to open the depths of the psycho-spiritual cosmos it describes. It renders Zen visible, to those who take the time to see. Stanford's work is visual poetry. Shimmering Zen is brilliant alchemy, transmuting cultural "chemicals" into spiritual gold. An optic banquet!