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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 reprodu ...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published November 3rd 2009 by Shambhala (first published 2009)
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Beautiful reproductions of notable Zen artworks (painting & calligraphy). Each piece gets a full page, and on the facing page there are 2 commentaries -- one "art commentary" by Stephen Addiss, who is an artist as well as Zen art scholar; and a "Zen commentary" by John Daido Loori, who was the founder and abbot at Zen Mountain Monastery in New York. Great, well-rounded insight into each piece.

It also comes in an edition called the "Zen Art Box" in which each artwork is on its own separate ca
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