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The Zen Art Book: The Art of Enlightenment

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When a Zen master puts brush to paper, the resulting image is an expression of the quality of his or her mind. It is thus a teaching,  intended to compassionately stop us in our tracks and to compel us to consider ultimate truth. Here, forty masterpieces of painting and calligraphy by renowned masters such as Hakuin Ekaku (1685-1768) and Gibon Sengai (1750-1837) are reproduced along with commentary that illuminates both the art and its teaching. The authors  essays provide an excellent introduction to both the aesthetic and didactic aspects of this art that can be profound, perplexing, serious, humorous, and breathtakingly beautiful—often all within the same simple piece.

About the Author

Stephen Addiss, PhD, is Tucker-Boatwright Professor in the Humanities: Art at the University of Richmond, Virginia, as well as a world-renowned calligrapher. He is a leading authority on Japanese art and the author of more than thirty-five books.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781590307472
Author:
Loori, John Daido
Publisher:
Shambhala Publications
Author:
Addiss, Stephen
Subject:
Buddhism - Zen
Subject:
Painting, Zen.
Subject:
Techniques - Painting
Subject:
Zen painting
Subject:
Zen buddhism
Subject:
Religion Eastern-Zen Buddhism
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20091131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
4-COLOR
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
9.30x7.10x.30 in. .69 lbs.

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