Zen Architecture

Zen Architecture

The Building Process as Practice

Book - 2008
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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.

Publisher: Layton, UT : Gibbs Smith, c2008
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781423600091
1423600096
Branch Call Number: 720.88 DIS 2008 22
Characteristics: 240 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Banish, Roslyn
Quinn, Alexandra

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