Advance Praise for Shapes of Changing Times:

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"A wondrous and sweeping book that accomplishes a seemingly impossible task: making sense of the history—and future—of humanity and the universe...The Telling Image is an all-encompassing vision of the world and meaning making; it is engrossing and inescapable."
--Foreword Reviews


Lois Stark’s committed intelligence brings pictures and stories to life, and enables people to see and interpret the world with an enlightened perspective that is increasingly rare in this fragmented and scattered society. Watching her “connect the dots” was a great learning experience. Lois Stark brings words and pictures full of common sense but confronting the most complex challenges. Lois presents ideas of extraordinary value to artists, businessmen, and scientists. 

--Barry Munitz
Former President and CEO, The J. Paul Getty Trust


Lois Stark is an imaginative thinker, an insightful artist who takes the particular and makes it universal. She is an inspiring guide, who discerns patterns and tells a compelling human story.

--Edward Hirsch
President, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, Poet


Stark allows images to form their own story. This book will be a lot of fun. It will start conversations. It will delight both the eye and the mind. 

--John H Lienhard
Commentator, National Public Radio
Author, Engines of Our Ingenuity, Inventing Modern


One of the ways to imagine the potential and scope of this project is to think of Lois Stark as a “Female Joseph Campbell.” A book of great depth and originality.

--Eli N.Evans
President Emeritus, Charles H. Revson Foundation
Steward and Funder of PBS Projects


Lois Stark has the skill to find order in the vast chaos of our collective history. This book is like donning an old pair of glasses to better see history unfolding before our eyes. It shows us the seeds of change now taking hold, and critical clues marking civilization’s next step forward. 

--George Kaufman
Vice-Chairman, Omega Institute