A Book of Beauty is a poetic and visually stunning exploration of the nature of beauty. Through heartfelt essays, beautiful artwork, and evocative photography, Iris McCullen invites readers on a journey to discover the many faces of beauty- from the mysteries within an atom to reflections in a sapphire sea. This book is for anyone who has ever paused to admire a sunset or been awestruck by a mountain top peak; it’s for those who appreciate both classical refinement and homespun simplicity; and most importantly, it’s for anyone seeking inspiration to find their own unique path to discovering personal meaning and happiness.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for anyone who appreciates the beauty in life. It includes essays on different aspects of beauty, artwork and photography that captures beautiful moments, and inspiration to find happiness.
- The author’s writing is poetic and descriptive
- The artwork included in the book is beautiful and provides additional insight into the concepts being discussed
- The photography helps to bring the beauty of nature to life
- The writing style can be dense and difficult to follow at times.
- The book lacks a clear structure, making it hard to navigate.
- It is poorly edited, with many mistakes throughout.
Learn more about the author
Iris Woollard McCullen is a writer, artist and teacher. She has a BFA from the University of Utah in painting and printmaking, and an MA in English literature from Brigham Young University. A Book of Beauty is her first book.
“This book is a treasure! McCullen’s writing is insightful, poetic and inspiring. The accompanying artwork and photography are breathtakingly beautiful. This volume will transport you to many wonderful places- both physically and emotionally.”
“Iris McCullen has written a book that is not just about the nature of beauty, but also about the intrinsic connectedness of all things. It Is a reminder to slow down and savor both the seen and unseen wonders in life.”
“If you enjoy contemplating the nature of beauty, then this book is for you. McCullen’s lyrical prose and stunning photography will lead you to new insights about what it means to be beautiful.”
“A Book of Beauty is a must have for anyone interested in the nature of beauty. McCullen’s essays are honest, insightful and poetic. The accompanying artwork and photography only add to the reader’s experience. This book provides inspiration to find meaning and happiness in life.”