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Lois StarkAuthor Name: Lois Farfel Stark

Book Title: The Telling Image: Shapes of Changing Times


How do humans make sense of the world? 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. 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. 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 read the past and glimpse the future by watching when shapes shift.

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The Telling Image: Shapes of Changing TimesAuthor Bio:

Lois Farfel Stark is an Emmy Award-winning producer and documentary filmmaker. She produced over forty documentaries with NBC News on architecture, medical research, wilderness protection, artists, and social issues. She graduated Sarah Lawrence College and has two Master of Art degrees, in Education and Communication.

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