The Beauty of Gesture
The Invisible Keyboard of Piano and Tai Chi
By (author) Catherine David
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Beauty of Gesture by Catherine David
Book DescriptionIn this society in which the essential is generally considered incidental (which is reflected in the unbearable dullness of the contemporary man), Catherine David picks the essence from inconspicuous corners where it has been gathering dust and shows us how she uses it to unlock the gates leading to inner beauty. In this remarkable series of 26 linked meditations, "The Beauty of Gesture, " subtitled "The Invisible keyboard of Piano and T'ai Chi," the French journalist Catherine David explores the analogies between playing the piano and practicing t'ai chi chu'an. A serious pianist and student of martial arts, David draws on a wide familiarity with literary and philosophical texts to evoke the intellectual and spiritual world of her imagination. "A beautiful act is an island of absoluteness in an ocean of chance," she writes, and her essay reminds us that the world vibrates with possibilities, necessities, and poetry for those who can focus attention.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781556432194
(210mm x 114mm x 14mm)
Imprint: North Atlantic Books,U.S.
Publisher: North Atlantic Books,U.S.
Publish Date: 31-May-1996
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Catherine David
Born and raised in Paris by her American mother and French father, Catherine David is a journalist and literary critic for the news magazine Le Nouvelle Observateur, writing on a range of topics including fiction, poetry, film, philosophy, biology, psychology, and history. She is the author of a novel, "L'Ocean miniature," and a personal biography of the great actress, "Simone Signoret ou la Memoire partagee."
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