THE DAY STAR BOOK 2 (NEWLY EXPANDED EDITION)
READING SACRED ARCHITECTURE
By Val Brinkerhoff
$99.95 $89.95 per volume or click "Catalog" above and purchase the full 2-volume set for $185.00 $175.00
Size: 8.75 x 11.25? / Full Color Case bound
Length: This new volume adds nearly 200 pages of new and additional information. While the previous edition contained 244 pages, this one has nearly 400. The 2-Volume set together exceeds 800 pages.
Description: Where book 1 introduces the reader to the language of visual symbolism employed on sacred architecture (mostly that of the LDS temples), book 2 unlocks the rich doctrinal content lying behind the multiple layers of meaning they often possess. Sacred space, sacred time, light & color, the 432 celestial spheres on the Nauvoo Temple are explored in detail in this volume, using visual symbolism as a primary teaching tool. ?Reading? this and other temples (using skills acquired in book 1), readers explore its five different star types, three of which center on the life and mission of Jesus Christ. These and other architectural forms appear to have strong doctrinal underpinnings connected to gathering, perfection, calling and election, Christ as the Second Comforter, and eternal life. The rich gospel symbolism of temples and scripture comes alive as readers develop ?eyes to see?.
About the Author:
Val Brinkerhoff is an associate professor of Photography in the Visual Arts Department of Brigham Young University. He and his wife Trina have 4 children and live in Elk Ridge Utah. The 2-part Day Star series was produced as part of the larger "Sacred Places" documentary photography project. To see the more photographs from this project, go to the link noted below:
A Note about pricing:
While the initial price of $89.95 per volume or $175 for the set may sound high, the publisher wishes to point out 2 things:
#1) On a per-page basis, The Day Star at 800 over pages costs 22 cents a page. By comparison, the 92-page book Sacred Walls [Covenant, 2009] by Gerald Hansen (photography by Val Brinkerhoff) runs over 30 cents a page. The Day Star is, in fact, priced 27% lower.
#2) The Day Star by its very specialized nature, is not likely to be adopted by "the masses" and therefore the books are printed in very small (indeed ultra-short) custom-print runs on a special press in New York. Neither the author nor the publisher "make money" on these books, but both have a sincere desire to make these books available to all those interested in this remarkable and fascinating subject matter.
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