Acorn

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Algonquin Books, Nov 19, 2013 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 216 pages

“It’s nearly 50 years ago that my book of conceptual instructions Grapefruit was first published. In these pages I’m picking up where I left off. After each day of sharing the instructions you should feel free to question, discuss, and/or report what your mind tells you. I’m just planting the seeds. Have fun.” —Yoko Ono

Legendary avant-garde icon Yoko Ono has inspired generations of artists and performers. In Acorn, she offers enchanting and thought-provoking exercises that open our eyes—and all of our senses—to more creative and mindful ways of relating to ourselves, each other, and the planet we cohabit. Throughout this beautifully designed book are 100 black-and-white line drawings by Yoko. Like this legendary woman herself, the book is wildly original, stimulating, and hard to label: Call it purposeful play, call it brain poetry, call it guided motivation, call it Zen-like incantations, call it whatever you want. But read it. Acorn may change the way you experience the world.

 

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Contents

Introduction
Your Piece
Sky Piece I
Sky Piece II
Sky Piece III
Sky Piece IV
Sky Piece V
Sky Piece VI
Cleaning Piece III
Cleaning Piece IV
Cleaning Piece V
Cleaning Piece VI
Sound Piece I
Sound Piece II
Sound Piece III
Sound Piece IV

Sky Piece VII
Sky Piece VIII
Sky Piece IX
Sky Piece X
Earth Piece I
Earth Piece II
Earth Piece III
Earth Piece IV
Earth Piece V
Earth Piece VI
Earth Piece VII
Earth Piece VIII
Earth Piece IX
Earth Piece X
City Piece I
City Piece II
City Piece III
City Piece IV
City Piece V
City Piece VI
City Piece VII
City Piece VIII
City Piece IX
City Piece X
Connection Piece I
Connection Piece II
Connection Piece III
Connection Piece IV
Connection Piece V
Connection Piece VI
Watch Piece I
Watch Piece II
Watch Piece III
Watch Piece IV
Watch Piece V
Watch Piece VI
Room Piece I
Room Piece II
Room Piece III
Room Piece IV
Room Piece V
Room Piece VI
Cleaning Piece I
Cleaning Piece II
Sound Piece V
Sound Piece VI
Sound Piece VII
Sound Piece VIII
Sound Piece IX
Sound Piece X
Dance Piece I
Dance Piece II
Dance Piece III
Dance Piece IV
Dance Piece V
Dance Piece VI
Dance Piece VII
Dance Piece VIII
Dance Piece IX
Dance Piece X
Life Piece I
Life Piece II
Life Piece III
Life Piece IV
Life Piece V
Life Piece VI
Life Piece VII
Life Piece VIII
Life Piece IX
Life Piece X
Wish Piece I
Wish Piece II
Wish Piece III
Wish Piece IV
Wish Piece V
Wish Piece VI
Questionnaire I
Questionnaire II
Quiz I
Quiz II
Quiz III
Quiz IV
Quiz V
Quiz VI
Revelations
End Piece
About the Author
Copyright

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Yoko Ono is an artist and political activist known for her work in avant-garde art, music, and filmmaking. She has received numerous awards, including the prestigious Hiroshima Art Prize for her dedication to peace activism. Her previous books include Grapefruit and An Invisible Flower. She lives in New York City. Her website is www.imaginepeace.com.

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