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The art of Zen: paintings and calligraphy by Japanese monks, 1600-1925

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H.N. Abrams,
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Created spontaneously, Zen art ranges from intensely brushed calligraphic poems and emphatically gestural abstract shapes to roughly hewn, often humorous portraits of the Zen patriarch and his followers. This book brings together masterpieces of painting and calligraphy created by Japanese monks, who turned to visual imagery as an aid to meditation, as an expression of enlightenment, and as the purest form of transmitting Zen principles. The illustrations are accompanied by text which explains the fundamentals of Zen culture and includes many translations of Zen prose, poetry and sayings.
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subject_facet Buddhist art and symbolism -- Japan, Zen calligraphy, Zen painting
title_display The art of Zen : paintings and calligraphy by Japanese monks, 1600-1925
title_full The art of Zen : paintings and calligraphy by Japanese monks, 1600-1925 / Stephen Addiss
title_short The art of Zen :
title_sub paintings and calligraphy by Japanese monks, 1600-1925
topic_facet Buddhist art and symbolism, Zen calligraphy, Zen painting