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  1. The Art of Awakening

    The Art of Awakening

    A User’s Guide to Tibetan Buddhist Art and Practice

    • by
    • Konchog Lhadrepa,
    • Charlotte Davis
    The sacred arts play an essential, intrinsic role in Tibetan Buddhist practice. Here, one of the great practitioners and master artists of our time presents a guide to the Tibetan Buddhist path, from preliminary practices through enlightenment, from the artist's perspective. With profound wisdom, he shows how visual representations of the sacred in paintings, sculptures, mandalas, and stupas can be an essential support to practice throughout the path. This work,… Read More

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  2. Buddhist Art Coloring Book 2

    Buddhist Art Coloring Book 2

    Buddhas, Deities, and Enlightened Masters from the Tibetan Tradition

    • by
    • Robert Beer
    Tibetan Buddhism is rich with figures that embody the teachings and history of this great tradition. This book pays homage to the bodhisattvas and buddhas, teachers, and deities within the Indo-Tibetan tradition, and the great range of practices, teachings, transmissions, and long retreats that many of these great masters undertook during the course of their lives. Engaging with the fifty illustrations here through coloring is an intimate and simple way… Read More

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  3. Heart of the Brush

    Heart of the Brush

    The Splendor of East Asian Calligraphy

    • by
    • Kazuaki Tanahashi
    This comprehensive and accessible introduction to the history and art of calligraphy as it’s been practiced for centuries in Asia offers the possibility of appreciating it in a hands-on way. It works as a guide for the beginner hoping to develop an appreciation for Asian calligraphy, for the person who wants to give calligraphy-creation a try, as well as for the expert or afficionado who wants nothing more than… Read More

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  4. Art Rules! (And How to Break Them)

    Art Rules! (And How to Break Them)

    How to Think like a Modern Artist

    • edited by
    • Mel Gooding
    Art making is for everyone, including you. Let this liberating tenet of modern art inspire you to discover and reclaim your creative birthright, even if it’s been repressed by a conventional education. Art Rules! shows how to be your own modern artist by revealing the secret: that art is a game—with techniques, rules, and strategies—and it’s a game that everyone can play! Discover new ways to look at… Read More

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  5. The Art of Haiku

    The Art of Haiku

    Its History through Poems and Paintings by Japanese Masters

    • by
    • Stephen Addiss
    In the past hundred years, haiku has gone far beyond its Japanese origins to become a worldwide phenomenon—with the classic poetic form growing and evolving as it has adapted to the needs of the whole range of languages and cultures that have embraced it. This proliferation of the joy of haiku is cause for celebration—but it can also compel us to go back to the beginning: to look at haiku’s… Read More

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  6. The Practice of Contemplative Photography

    The Practice of Contemplative Photography

    Seeing the World with Fresh Eyes

    • by
    • Andy Karr,
    • Michael Wood
    This book teaches us how to fully connect with the visual richness of our ordinary, daily experience. Photography is not just a mechanical process; it requires learning how to see. As you develop your ability to look and see, you will open, more and more, to the natural inspiration of your surroundings. Filled with practical exercises, photographic assignments, and techniques for working with texture, light, and color, this book… Read More

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  7. The Zen Art Book

    The Zen Art Book

    The Art of Enlightenment

    • by
    • Stephen Addiss,
    • John Daido Loori
    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… Read More

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  8. Enso

    Enso

    Zen Circles of Enlightenment

    • by
    • Audrey Yoshiko Seo
    The ensō is one of the most prevalent images of Zen art, and it has become a kind of symbol of the clean and strong Japanese aesthetic. It has been subject to a rich variety of interpretations—seen as everything from a rice cake to a symbol of infinity. But regardless of how it is understood, the ensō is above all an expression of the mind of the artist who brushes… Read More

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  9. How to Wrap Five Eggs

    How to Wrap Five Eggs

    Traditional Japanese Packaging

    • by
    • Hideyuki Oka
    Traditional Japanese packaging is an art form that applies sophisticated design and natural aesthetics to simple objects. In this elegant presentation of the baskets, boxes, wrappers, and containers that were used in ordinary, day-to-day life, we are offered a stunning example of a time before mass production. Largely constructed of bamboo, rice straw, hemp twine, paper, and leaves, all of the objects shown here are made from natural materials. Through… Read More

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  10. Between Silence and Light

    Between Silence and Light

    Spirit in the Architecture of Louis I. Kahn

    • by
    • John Lobell
    In the development of contemporary architecture, no one has had a greater influence than Louis I. Kahn, whose many buildings include the Salk Institute, the Yale Study Center, and the Exeter Library. He is remembered, however, not only as a master builder, but also as one of the most important and creative thinkers of the twentieth century. For Kahn, the study of architecture was the study of human beings, their… Read More

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