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Music – Harmony from Apollo to Palladio & Mozart to Jenkins

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Music based on philosophies and principles established by legends of Apollo and the ancient Greeks comes to us via Vitruvius and Palladio from Mozart to Jenkins

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Wild Medicine – Healing Plants at New York Botanical Garden

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The NYBG recently opened its annual summer exhibition Wild Medicine: Healing Plants Around The World, an ongoing narrative about the nature of modern society

Albrecht Durer – Observing Nature

Albrecht Durer – Observing Nature

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As a young man in Germany Albrecht Durer (1471-1528) was apprenticed to Michael Wolgemut chief illustrator of the Nuremberg Chronicle. He traveled widely and his work as a painter only exceeded by his ability to engrave on metal. During the first decade of the sixteenth century he was depicting plants…

Frank Lloyd Wright

Frank Lloyd Wright

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One of the 20th centuries foremost influential architects and designers, Frank Lloyd Wright (1867 – 1959) created designs in a response to his love of nature and his need to integrate his work as closely as possible with the natural world. The key factors in Wright’s work are space, light…

Nature & Durer

Nature & Durer

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During the medieval period (C6 – C13) hundreds of varieties of flowers were introduced into Europe via the Crusades. Secluded gardens provided a secret place for lovers away from prying eyes. ‘I found her in an arbour, sweet, under a bough’ is the sort of phrase that opened many a…

Change, Carbon, Crying and Many Agendas – Paying the Price

Change, Carbon, Crying and Many Agendas – Paying the Price

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Change is inevitable and in a progressive country change is constant. The truth about the Carbon Tax in Australia is out there, but will it ever be found? This is the debate we had to have.

Finding Paradise on Earth

Finding Paradise on Earth

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From the earliest times gardens were associated with shade, running water; fragrance and fresh produce and therefore represented peace and prosperity. Each visit to a garden is a unique experience because its plants, ornaments, views and garden buildings appear in a sequence that can never exactly be repeated ever again….