The Telling Image: Shapes of Changing Times

By Lois Farfel Stark
Seeing the World Through Shape
How do humans make sense of the world? In answer to this timeless question, award winning documentary filmmaker, Lois Farfel Stark, takes the reader on a remarkable journey from tribal ceremonies in Liberia and the pyramids in Egypt, to the gravity-defying architecture of modern China. Drawing on her experience as a global explorer, Stark unveils a crucial, hidden key to understanding the universe: Shape itself.
The Telling Image is a stunning synthesis of civilization's changing mindsets, a brilliantly original perspective urging you to re-envision history not as a story of kings and wars but through the lens of shape. In this sweeping tour through time, Stark takes us from migratory humans, who imitated a web in round-thatched huts and stone circles, to the urban ladder of pyramids and skyscrapers, organized by hierarchy and measurements, to today's world of interconnected networks.

​In The Telling Image Stark reveals how buildings, behaviors, and beliefs reflect humans' search for pattern and meaning. We can read the past and glimpse the future by watching when shapes shift. Stark's beautifully illustrated book asks of all its readers: See what you think.


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"Lois Stark is an imaginative thinker--an insightful artist who takes the particular and makes it universal. She is an inspiring guide who discerns patterns and tells a compelling human story."
--Edward Hirsch, poet, president, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation




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Publisher Greenleaf Book Group Press
Publish date 02/06/2018
Pages 200
ISBN-13 9781626344716
ISBN-10 162634471X
Language English

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