Zen Architecture: The Building Process As Practice

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SKU: DADAX1423600096
ISBN : 9781423600091
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Zen Architecture: The Building Process as Practice

Paul Discoe was in on the ground floor of Zen architecture in the United States. In the 1960s he became a student of Zen Buddhism, studying and building at the Tassajara complex in northern California. His own wood-based Zen-Buddhism architectural structures and renovations in the United States and Europe are the focus of this book. With passionate prose, Discoe identifies the elements of Buddhism that are represented in his buildings and describes the trials and triumphs of blending current building methods and codes of the United States with ancient Japanese joinery techniques. Zen-Inspired Architecture has delightful photography of his structures, and the illustrations show just how a Zen structure has its beginnings.

Specifications of Zen Architecture: The Building Process as Practice

AuthorPaul Discoe, Alexandra Quinn
Edition1St Edition
PublisherGibbs Smith
Number Of Pages240
Publication Date2008-09-10
Height10 inch.
Length8 inch.
Width0.98 inch.
Weight2.75 pounds.

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