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Mark C. Taylor recounts a poignant love affair not with a person but with a place that, paradoxically, cannot be easily localized. For many years, Taylor has lived in the Berkshire Mountains, where he writes and creates land art and sculpture. In a world of mobile screens and virtual realities, where speed is the measure of success and place is disappearing, his work slows down thought and brings life back to earth to give readers time to ponder the importance of place before it slips away.Taylor extends reflection beyond the page and returns with new insights about what is hiding in plain sight all around us. Weaving together words and images, his artful work enacts what it describes. Things long familiar suddenly appear strange, and the strange, unexpected, and unprogrammed unsettle readers in surprising ways. This timely meditation gives pause in the midst of harried lives and turns attention toward what we usually overlook: night, silence, touch, grace, ghosts, water, earth, stones, bones, idleness, infinity, slowness, and contentment. Recovering Place is a unique work with reflections that linger long after the book is closed.

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9780231164986 | Columbia Univ Pr, February 25, 2014, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: Mark C.

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9780231164993 | Columbia Univ Pr, August 9, 2016, cover price $25.00

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Product Description: A leading thinker asks why “faster” is synonymous with “better” in our hurried world and suggests how to take control of our runaway lives We live in an ever-accelerating world: faster computers, markets, food, fashion, product cycles, minds, bodies, kids, lives...read more

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9780300206470 | Yale Univ Pr, October 28, 2014, cover price $28.50

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9780300216790 | Yale Univ Pr, October 27, 2015, cover price $22.00 | About this edition: A leading thinker asks why “faster” is synonymous with “better” in our hurried world and suggests how to take control of our runaway lives We live in an ever-accelerating world: faster computers, markets, food, fashion, product cycles, minds, bodies, kids, lives.
9780345284976, titled "The Infinitive of Go" | Ballantine Books, June 1, 1980, cover price $1.95 | also contains The Infinitive of Go | About this edition: Vintage paperback

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Product Description: Digital and electronic technologies that act as extensions of our bodies and minds are changing how we live, think, act, and write. Some welcome these developments as bringing humans closer to unified consciousness and eternal life...read more

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9780231160407 | Columbia Univ Pr, January 29, 2013, cover price $75.00 | About this edition: Digital and electronic technologies that act as extensions of our bodies and minds are changing how we live, think, act, and write.

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9780231160414 | Columbia Univ Pr, October 7, 2014, cover price $24.00 | About this edition: Digital and electronic technologies that act as extensions of our bodies and minds are changing how we live, think, act, and write.

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In the fall of 2005, Mark C. Taylor, the controversial public intellectual and widely respected scholar, suddenly fell critically ill. For two days a team of forty doctors, many of whom thought he would not live, fought to save him. Taylor would eventually recover, but only to face a new threat: surgery for cancer. "These experiences have changed me in ways I am still struggling to understand," Taylor writes in this absorbing memoir. "After the past year, I am persuaded that I have done enough fieldwork to write a book that combines philosophical and theological reflection with autobiographical narrative. Writing is not only possible but actually seems necessary."Field Notes from Elsewhere is Taylor's unforgettable, inverted journey from death to life. Each of his memoir's fifty-two chapters and accompanying photographs recounts a morning-to-evening experience with sickness and convalescence, mingling humor and hope with a deep exploration of human frailty and, conversely, resilience. When we confront the end of life, Taylor explains, the axis of the lived world shifts, and everything must be reevaluated. As Taylor sorts through his remembrances, much that once seemed familiar becomes strange, paradoxical, and contradictory. He reads his experience with and against ghosts from his past, recasting the meaning of mortality, sacrifice, solitude, and abandonment, along with a host of other issues, in light of modern ways of dying. "You never come back from elsewhere," Taylor concludes, "because elsewhere always comes back with you."

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9780231147804 | Columbia Univ Pr, October 1, 2009, cover price $26.95 | About this edition: In the fall of 2005, Mark C.

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9780231147811 | Columbia Univ Pr, October 7, 2014, cover price $20.00

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Product Description: Este relato autobiográfico cuenta el inolvidable viaje invertido que hizo Mark C. Taylor de la muerte a la vida. Narra su experiencia de lucha diaria contra la enfermedad y la convalecencia, y lo hace con humor y esperanza. El libro es una profunda exploración de la fragilidad humana y, a la vez, de la resiliencia...read more

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9788415723431 | Siruela, April 9, 2013, cover price $30.95 | About this edition: Este relato autobiográfico cuenta el inolvidable viaje invertido que hizo Mark C.

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Product Description: Mark C. Taylor provocatively claims that contemporary art has lost its way. With the art market now mirroring the art of finance, many artists create works solely for the purpose of luring investors and inspiring trade among hedge funds and private equity firms...read more

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9780231157667 | Columbia Univ Pr, December 30, 2011, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: Mark C.

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Product Description: A provocative look at the troubled present state of American higher education and a passionately argued and learned manifesto for its future.In Crisis on Campus, Mark C. Taylor—chair of the Department of Religion at Columbia University and a former professor at Williams College—expands on and refines the ideas presented in his widely read and hugely controversial 2009 New York Times op-ed...read more

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9780307593290 | 1 edition (Alfred a Knopf Inc, August 31, 2010), cover price $24.00 | About this edition: A provocative look at the troubled present state of American higher education and a passionately argued and learned manifesto for its future.

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Product Description: Religion, Mark C. Taylor argues in After God, is more complicated than either its defenders or critics think and, indeed, is much more influential than any of us realize. Our world, Taylor maintains, is shaped by religion even when it is least obvious...read more

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9780226791692 | 1 edition (Univ of Chicago Pr, October 15, 2007), cover price $43.00 | About this edition: Religion, Mark C.

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9780226791715 | Univ of Chicago Pr, March 1, 2009, cover price $26.00 | About this edition: Religion, Mark C.

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Product Description: Awash in a sea of data that seems to have no meaning and bombarded by images and sounds transmitted from around the globe 24/7, people are no longer sure what is real and what is fake. Artists recycle ads in their paintings and businesses use images of artists in their ads; politicians mount campaigns based on hit films; and bankers make billions trading incomprehensible financial products backed by nothing more than abstract figures and signs...read more

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9780226791661 | Univ of Chicago Pr, October 31, 2004, cover price $32.50

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9780226791685 | Univ of Chicago Pr, May 15, 2008, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: Awash in a sea of data that seems to have no meaning and bombarded by images and sounds transmitted from around the globe 24/7, people are no longer sure what is real and what is fake.

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Product Description: The desert has long been a theme in Mark C. Taylor’s work, from his inquiries into the religious significance of Las Vegas to his writings on earthworks artist Michael Heizer. At once haunted by absence and loss, the desert, for Taylor, is a place of exile and wandering, of temptation and tribulation...read more

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9780226790374 | Univ of Chicago Pr, February 1, 2007, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: The desert has long been a theme in Mark C.

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Product Description: The eminent death-of-God theologian traces his lifelong search for a theory that is contemporary yet biblical.Theologian Thomas J. J. Altizer became both famous and infamous as the chief spokesman for death-of-God theology in the 1960s...read more

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9780791467572 | State Univ of New York Pr, June 12, 2006, cover price $74.50 | About this edition: Theologian Thomas J.

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9780791467589 | State Univ of New York Pr, July 30, 2006, cover price $31.95 | About this edition: The eminent death-of-God theologian traces his lifelong search for a theory that is contemporary yet biblical.

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Product Description: We live in a moment of unprecedented complexity, an era in which change and information can move faster than our ability to comprehend them. With The Moment of Complexity, Mark C. Taylor offers a map for the unfamiliar terrain opening in our midst, unfolding an original philosophy for our time through a remarkable synthesis of science and culture...read more

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9780226791173 | Univ of Chicago Pr, January 1, 2002, cover price $40.00 | About this edition: "The Moment of Complexity is a profoundly original work.

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9780226791180 | Univ of Chicago Pr, September 1, 2003, cover price $26.00 | About this edition: We live in a moment of unprecedented complexity, an era in which change and information can move faster than our ability to comprehend them.

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Product Description: "Cemeteries", writes Mark C. Taylor, "are where I go to commune with 'my' ghosts. The journey to the cemetery is always solitary even when I am with people who are closest to me. In the graveyard, the we is dispersed and the I stripped bare...read more

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9781861891174 | Reaktion Books, June 1, 2002, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: "Cemeteries", writes Mark C.

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Taylor (humanities and religion, Williams College, Massachusetts) reconsiders the two philosophers based on the notion that all modern philosophy lies between the poles of their thought. He has added a new introduction to the 1980 original edition. (view table of contents)

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9780823220588 | Fordham Univ Pr, September 1, 2000, cover price $90.00
9780520041677, titled "Journeys to Selfhood, Hegel and Kierkegaard" | Univ of California Pr, February 1, 1981, cover price $40.00

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9780823220595, titled "Journeys to Selfhood: Hegel and Kierkegaard" | Fordham Univ Pr, January 30, 2000, cover price $42.00 | About this edition: Taylor (humanities and religion, Williams College, Massachusetts) reconsiders the two philosophers based on the notion that all modern philosophy lies between the poles of their thought.

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Product Description: "Religion," Mark C. Taylor maintains, "is most interesting where it is least obvious." From global financial networks to the casinos of Las Vegas, from images flickering on computer terminals to steel sculpture, material culture bears unexpected traces of the divine...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780226791616 | Univ of Chicago Pr, July 1, 1999, cover price $72.00 | About this edition: "Religion," Mark C.

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9780226791623 | Univ of Chicago Pr, July 1, 1999, cover price $32.00 | About this edition: "Religion," Mark C.

A rich exploration of the possibilities of representation after Modernism, Mark Taylor's new study charts the logic and continuity of Mark Tansey's painting by considering the philosophical ideas behind Tansey's art. Taylor examines how Tansey uses structuralist and poststructuralist thought as well as catastrophe, chaos, and complexity theory to create paintings that please the eye while provoking the mind. Taylor's clear accounts of thinkers ranging from Plato, Kant, and Hegel to Merleau-Ponty, Derrida, and de Man will be an invaluable contribution to students and teachers of art.

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9780226791289 | Univ of Chicago Pr, March 1, 1999, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: A rich exploration of the possibilities of representation after Modernism, Mark Taylor's new study charts the logic and continuity of Mark Tansey's painting by considering the philosophical ideas behind Tansey's art.

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9780226791296 | Univ of Chicago Pr, April 15, 1999, cover price $23.00

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A century that began with modernism sweeping across Europe is ending with a remarkable resurgence of religious beliefs and practices throughout the world. Wherever one looks today, from headlines about political turmoil in the Middle East to pop music and videos, one cannot escape the pivotal role of religious beliefs and practices in shaping selves, societies, and cultures.Following in the very successful tradition of Critical Terms for Literary Studies and Critical Terms for Art History, this book attempts to provide a revitalized, self-aware vocabulary with which this bewildering religious diversity can be accurately described and responsibly discussed. Leading scholars working in a variety of traditions demonstrate through their incisive discussions that even our most basic terms for understanding religion are not neutral but carry specific historical and conceptual freight.These essays adopt the approach that has won this book's predecessors such widespread acclaim: each provides a concise history of a critical term, explores the issues raised by the term, and puts the term to use in an analysis of a religious work, practice, or event. Moving across Judaism, Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, and Native American and Mayan religions, contributors explore terms ranging from experience, territory, and image, to God, sacrifice, and transgression.The result is an essential reference that will reshape the field of religious studies and transform the way in which religion is understood by scholars from all disciplines, including anthropology, sociology, psychology, cultural studies, gender studies, and literary studies. (view table of contents)
By Mark C. Taylor (editor)

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9780226791562 | Univ of Chicago Pr, August 1, 1998, cover price $92.00 | About this edition: A century that began with modernism sweeping across Europe is ending with a remarkable resurgence of religious beliefs and practices throughout the world.

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9780226791579 | Univ of Chicago Pr, August 1, 1998, cover price $29.00

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Product Description: Imagine that it is the year 2033 and Las Vegas has long been buried beneath the sands of the Nevada desert. How did this happen? The secret, you find, is locked within an electronic scrapbook. This scrapbook, a hand-cranked slot machine, has been built piece by piece over the course of fifty lonely years by the quietest man who ever died in Vegas: the surly curator of the deserted Motel Réal...read more

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9780913697221 | Cdr edition (Williams College Museum of Art, November 1, 1997), cover price $15.95 | About this edition: Imagine that it is the year 2033 and Las Vegas has long been buried beneath the sands of the Nevada desert.

Paperback:

9780226791593 | Univ of Chicago Pr, January 17, 1998, cover price $38.00

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Amazon.com Review: Tattooing is not only widely practiced, but in recent years has become quite fashionable. Accordingly, over the course of this century, designs for tattoos have evolved from standardized "flash" to completely customized work that allows for more detail, creativity, and even abstract painterly effects...read more

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9780942324099 | Hardy Marks Pubns, January 1, 1996, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: Amazon.

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Product Description: Disfiguring is the first sustained interpretation of the deep but often hidden links among twentieth-century art, architecture, and religion. While many of the greatest modern painters and architects have insisted on the spiritual significance of their work, historians of modern art and architecture have largely avoided questions of religion...read more

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9780226791326 | Univ of Chicago Pr, November 1, 1992, cover price $52.50 | About this edition: Disfiguring is the first sustained interpretation of the deep but often hidden links among twentieth-century art, architecture, and religion.

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9780226791333 | Reprint edition (Univ of Chicago Pr, January 15, 1994), cover price $39.00 | About this edition: Disfiguring is the first sustained interpretation of the deep but often hidden links among twentieth-century art, architecture, and religion.

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Product Description: Imagologies: Media Philosophy is no ordinary book. Provocative, irritating and stimulating, this is a work to be engaged, questioned and pondered. As the web of telecommunications technology spreads across the globe, the site of economic development, social change, and political struggle shifts to the realm of media and communications...read more

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9780415103374 | Routledge, March 1, 1994, cover price $150.00 | About this edition: Imagologies: Media Philosophy is no ordinary book.

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9780415103381 | Routledge, May 1, 1994, cover price $41.95 | About this edition: Imagologies: Media Philosophy is no ordinary book.

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Product Description: Nots is a virtuoso exploration of negation and negativity in theology, philosophy, art, architecture, postmodern culture, and medicine. In nine essays that range from nihility in Buddhism to the embodiment of negativity in disease, Mark C...read more

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9780226791302 | Univ of Chicago Pr, August 15, 1993, cover price $81.00 | About this edition: Nots is a virtuoso exploration of negation and negativity in theology, philosophy, art, architecture, postmodern culture, and medicine.

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9780226791319 | Univ of Chicago Pr, August 15, 1993, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: Nots is a virtuoso exploration of negation and negativity in theology, philosophy, art, architecture, postmodern culture, and medicine.

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Product Description: Book by Taylor, Mark C.

Hardcover:

9780791401026 | State Univ of New York Pr, September 1, 1989, cover price $59.50 | About this edition: Book by Taylor, Mark C.

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9780791401033 | State Univ of New York Pr, January 1, 1990, cover price $31.95 | About this edition: Book by Taylor, Mark C.

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Product Description: As we approach sharing let us ask: "What belongs to me?"Balance sheet of a life ratified by death.Whatever exists has no existence unless shared.Possessions under seal are lost possessions.At first sight, giving, offering yourself in order to receive an equivalent gift in return, would seem to be ideal sharing...read more

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9780226388861 | Univ of Chicago Pr, October 18, 1989, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: As we approach sharing let us ask: "What belongs to me?

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