First published in 1905, A Modern Symposium presents a record of a discussion between men at the Seekers club- a now extinct, but then famous, club for men prominent in politics or in the professions- that used to meet fortnightly to listen to, and discuss papers on varying subjects. The group included politicians, a professor, a journalist and a poet, amongst others. At this particular meeting, the participants start their discussion by discussing reasons for going into politics in the first place, and why the key speakers aligned themselves with particular political parties, which leads on to a full and thought-provoking discussion of civilisation.
"Has been a source of inspiration to many thousands of readers It is almost an encyclopaedia of common sense."
"One of the most thought-provoking and, therefore, useful books of our time. No one interested in the problems of life, as these are presented to us day by day, can fail to be the wiser and better by a perusal of Professor Lowes Dickinson's admirable statement of these problems and the hints he gives on their solution."
Scottish Educational Journal
"A brilliant little book, at once serious and gay, in which various contrasted characters discuss our civilisation."
E. M. Forster in The Listener
These kits feature beautiful folding papers in a variety of Japanese patterns and step-by-step folding instructions of origami models-everything you need to create amazing origami art! The ancient art of origami originated in Japan, where it was steeped in tradition. The 4 models presented in this kit include several with strong symbolic meanings, as well as those which have practical uses, and those that are just for fun.
The included book opens with an illustrated history of origami that highlights master folders and traces the evolution of this pastime and art form up until the present day.
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About the Author
The Tuttle Publishing Company was established in 1948 in Rutland, Vermont, and Tokyo, Japan, and is today regarded as a premier publisher and seller of books rooted in Asian culture, language, and history.
The company's founder, Charles Egbert Tuttle, Jr., after graduating Phillips Exeter Academy and Harvard University felt his call of duty and joined the US military. Tuttle was sent to serve under General MacArthur’s staff in Japan immediately following World War II. His primary mission was a post-war revival of the Japanese Publishing Industry. Tuttle remained in Japan after honorable discharge and began to lay the foundation for what was soon to be the birth of Tuttle Publishing.
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