- File Size: 10870 KB
- Print Length: 186 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 4805312041
- Publisher: Tuttle Publishing; Hardcover with Jacket edition (March 11, 2014)
- Publication Date: March 11, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00ILZ8RS8
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #156,423 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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"This book is a gift for the mind and the eyes. Thoughtful commentary provokes an ongoing consideration of the meanings of the Zen phrases, while the brilliant inclusion of calligraphic how-to educates the eyes on how to follow the lines of ink in the original free-flowing gestures of the brush. I know I will return to this book again and again." —Christy A. Bartlett, Director, Urasenke Foundation San Francisco
"An extraordinary book! Art and wisdom poised on the tip of a brush." —Lee Gurga, Editor, Modern Haiku Press
"When complimented by an understanding of the literal, poetic, and philosophical meaning of the words, looking at Japanese calligraphy can be an exciting aesthetic and intellectual experience. It is with this goal in mind, of unlocking meaning and relevance to the non-Japanese speaker, that Shozo Sato presents his latest publication Shodo: The Quiet Art of Japanese Zen Calligraphy." —Deborah Clearwaters, Director of Education and Interpretation, Asian Art Museum San Francisco
"This boo SHODO - The Quiet Art of Japanese Zen Calligraphy - can be enjoyed two ways. One is to start and to practice Calligraphy, and two is as an introduction to Zen philosophy. Oh, and for those who are interested in both." —Iromegane.com blog --This text refers to the hardcover edition.
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Professor Shozo Sato brings out the life and the human experience from a few brush strokes. I own a book shelf full of calligraphy books, but this is The One. The author very clearly shows you how masterpieces were made, and step by step details how to copy them and make them with your own personal interpretation. I've never seen another book of Japanese or Chinese calligraphy that is able to do that, especially for the Western mind. He transforms each Zen Statement into a meditation.
The art student will find in "Shodo" a model for learning and teaching
The monk will find an important collection of Zen Buddhist koans or zengo.
The art enthusiast will find fabulously beautiful pieces of Zen art.
The practitioner will find thoughtfully nuanced meditative explanations of Zen statements as they relate to the rich teachings of Zen Buddhism.
Sato-San seems to have compiled "Shodo" for the training of the mind to recognize earthly reality. The way is not easy, but this book is transformative and guides you on that path. Only a great master can accomplish that.
Beautiful characters, great stroke order guides on all of the characters, well written meanings and cultural context on all of them as well!
Got this for a calligraphy student and he loves it.