O, Wonder! Magazine On Green Culture #2 – Sounds Like Silence

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  • O,wonder!
  • 2018
  • ISBN 9781932698718
  • 72 pages, ills colour & bw
  • Softcover
  • 25 x 18 cm

As the Swiss philosopher Max Picard argued in 1948, “Nothing has changed the nature of man so much as the loss of silence”. This loss of silence reflects the disastrous secularisation and progressively materialistic direction of life. Our living environment is filled with a rising din and a profusion of visual noise, creating a sea of distracting stimuli that is draining the world of its mystery and poetry, as well as its sensuous appeal. This issue explores the spectrum between silence and noise, in the interest of human well-being. With contributions by Marloe Mens, Ian McCallum, and more, plus interviews with author, traveller, and photographer Arita Baaijens and artist Melanie Bonajo.