‘Mother Nature is the greatest artist, and water is one of her favorite brushes. The element of water alters our vision and impressions. Known forms transition into new, unique and often startling creations, often beyond our expectations. Whether it is an entire ocean, a lake, a river, a pond or a single drop of water, the essence of liquid is transformative. ‘ —Rico Besserdich

Song of Silence is a fine art book that will take you on a journey into the essential, ineffable beauty of the element that unites all living beings on Planet Earth, water.

The potential of reflecting the relationship between mankind and water, building bridges between societies, cultures and countries, uniting people and awakening a greater environmental awareness; this is the goal. Song of Silence has one single purpose, a vision of global unity.

97 people from 47 different countries contributed their personal thoughts about the beauty and importance of the element that unites as all, water. Their words are visualized by artful images of water. Divers, artists, philosophers, craftsmen, fishermen, housewifes, children, conservationists, medics, bank directors and many more were involved. Several Nobel laureates such as His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Dr. José Ramos-Horta, Dr. Tawakkol Karman, Sir John B. Gurdon and Professor May-Britt Moser contributed their words, other word contributors are Eckhart Tolle, Dean Kamen, Monica Green, Ricardo Donoso, His Exellency Jose Goni, Gunilla Lundgren and so many more.

Song of Silence was officially released in the Nobel Museum, Stockholm/Sweden in November 2017. It since then received positive recognition by the Nobel Organisation, the Swedish Parliament, the Amitié Sans Frontières Organisation, the United Nations and Prince Albert of Monaco, among others. Due to its nature of a limited collectors edition, autographed copies can be purchased only at the book’s official website www.songofsilence.com .

Book specifications

“Song of Silence – A Book about Water” by Rico Besserdich

Limited Collectors Edition, 500 copies, each copy autographed by the author.

30x30cm (12×12 inch), Hardcover, 132 pages (170gr/m2 high-end photo paper). 4-color offset print with aqua varnish, UV varnish on the cover.

Date of publication:  November 2017

ISBN: 978-605-82119-0-2
Publisher: Rico Besserdich

For further informations and book orders please visit the book’s official website www.songofsilence.com

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