Good Reading : March 2017
GOODREADINGMAGAZINE.COM.AU GOOD READING MARCH 2017 16 COFFEE TABLE WORDS OF BEAUTY Beauty is found in many for ms. We are all familiar with the beauty of music and visual art. But thoughts and ideas can also be beautiful, on account of their ability to improve the way we think and act. And when combined with calligraphy – the art of beautiful writing – words of wisdom can sometimes subvert our intellectual defences and exert a profound effect on us. This new book, Illuminating Wisdom, combines words from the world’s great wisdom traditions – including religion, science, literature and indigenous folk wisdom – with the beautiful swashes, gilding, curlicues and floral embellishments of calligraphy. Illuminating Wisdom: Words of wisdom, works of art by Deirdre Hassed and Craig Hassed is published by Exisle, rrp $34.99.