The Images of Order is a novel application of a fertile idea originally conceived by Kenneth Boulding in
The Image and expanded by J. Samuel Bois in
The Art of Awareness. From a handful of images variously called standardized analogies or mental models, a student is given maximum ability to generalize, making sense of an almost endless variety of theoretical constructs and analogies from the hard sciences to the fine arts.
New York, Bern, Frankfurt/M., Paris, 1988. XIV, 262 pp.
Contents: Twelve academic subjects ranging from chemistry and physics to music theory and psychology (representing the physical
sciences and the social sciences) are meaningfully synthesized and integrated upon a hierarchy of images or standardized analogies;
the framework, the clock, the thermostat, the cell, the plant, the animal, and the human.