THE DAY STAR BOOK 1 (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 edition adds over 200 pages of additional information including an entire section devoted to The Christ-Centered Symbolism of the Great Pyramid of Giza. This new volume has over 400. The 2-Volume set together exceeds 800 pages.
Description: Learn to ?read? Latter-day Saint temples and other sacred architecture, historic and modern, by understanding the rich language of visual symbolism used in and on them. The author takes his reader on a journey of the visual alphabet and archetypes of this ancient symbolic language established early on by the Prophet Joseph Smith and resurrected again by Pres. Gordon B. Hinckley.
Experience the rise, fall and resurrection of this unique visual language on LDS temples. Begin understanding numbers, shapes and colors from a Biblical and visual perspective, how pillars are connected to covenant-making, and how the 432 celestial spheres on the Nauvoo Temple illustrate the church of the Firstborn, eternal life, and other important doctrinal concepts.
More than 500 gorgeous full-color photographs of LDS temples and other sacred architecture both ancient and modern from over 40 countries illustrate how d?cor, space, and archetypal form unfold hidden gospel treasures on our temples. Richly footnoted, those seeking more in their scripture study and temple worship will never look at those buildings or scripture in the same way.
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 wants 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 nature, is not likely to be broadly adopted by a large number of readers and therefore the books are printed in very small (indeed ultra-short) custom-digital print runs on a special press in New York. Neither the author nor the publisher are "making money" on these books but both have a sincere desire to make the book available to all those interested in this remarkable subject matter.
|Prices per Quantity
|Up to 1||
|From 2 to 4||-15%
|5 and more||-20%