Prologue: CLAUDE MONET—The Artist’s Garden at Vetbeuil, 1880

Chapter 1: PAUL KLEE—Stricken Place, 1922

Chapter 2: RHONDA ROLAND SHEARER—Geometric Proportions in Nature, Study No. 1, 1987

Chapter 3: JOHN CEDARQUIST—Cabinet, 1989

Chapter 4: An Egyptian Garden, 1400 B.C.

Chapter 5: THOMAS ARLEDGE—Mailboxes, 1999

Chapter 6: JAKE BOUCHER—Shaker Guest House, 1963

Chapter 7: B. KLIBAN—Cat, 1987

Chapter 8: Walking Lion in Relief, a Babylonian panel from the 6th century B.C.

Epilogue: CLAUDE MONET—The Water-Lily Pond, 1899