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Frederick Franck’s classic l work on drawing as a spiritual discipline is as fresh today as when it was first written. This paperback’s evergreen quality has to . Zen of Seeing has ratings and 69 reviews. Agir(آگِر) said: ذن یعنی زندگی که می داند دارد زندگی می کندوقتی این کتاب را می خوانیم، متوجه شباهت های. 12 Sep SeeingDrawing is spiritual discipline, a “Zen method” admirably suited to the active temperament, and a way of contemplation by which all.

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Mar 30, Bill rated it liked it. Wonderful in its prose and illustrations.

The Zen of seeing: seeing, drawing as meditation – Frederick Franck – Google Books

As a Frederic, one thing that gets on my nerves is when Eastern religions try to paint Jesus as a great teacher who had reached an advanced level of personal enlightenment. By teaches of Zen you can develop in drawing with your soul,and enjoying from action of drawing Thd our Spring Fiction Sampler Now. Read an excerpt on Wonder. The book offers no advice on how to draw, other than to concentrate and practice, practice, practice. I’ve committed myself to drawing, painting, sewing Perhaps a bit too autobiographical attimes for my likin I had read one other book by Franck.

A good read for any artist. The label on our drink container, frederock our wristwatch, or the tip of our shoe. He said he thought I would like it. The author was guilty of this on a few different occasions. The sense all this makes is even more frederifk now with the stupid craze for video.


Then of course, since it is an art book at least half of the volume is taken up with some very startling ink wash and line drawings. So simple, and so valuable. We are experiencing technical difficulties. They pick and choose which of his teachings to admire, and paint him as a model Buddhist.

We’re not actively looking at anything. Perhaps a bit too autobiographical attimes for my liking, but a solid source of inspiration throughout. O 29, Talieh rated it it was amazing. In the last analysis, the author evidences a healthy respect for the true self, also called the original face or the true person without label.

This work speaks much about movement and form, of study and of nature. Sep 12, Pages Buy.

Zen of Seeing: Seeing/Drawing as Meditation

They invite the reader to slow down and to see the world with open eyes, to see human vulnerability in people, and to become one with the thing you’re drawing. The handwritten script is hard to read so it felt like a struggle to absorb meaning from the text and numerous fredwrick and quotes. Thus, ‘zen-of-seeing’ is one great way to re-startle yourself back into the real world. Jul 07, Linden rated it liked it Recommended to Linden by: Seeing as an exercise of mindfulness.

To ask other readers questions about Zen of Seeingplease sign up. Whether or not you draw, you will find this book full of insight. Dec 24, Mary Wilson rated it it was amazing.

May 21, Ruth rated it it was amazing Shelves: The author uses many examples to illustrate his points he is trying to get across. Rfanck fast and easy, and the point is that if one draws the everyday objects in his or her world, the world slows down becomes more sane and recognizable.


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Zen of Seeing

This zen principle is about how–even when we are sitting on a park bench somewhere, say on our lunch hour from work–our eyes may be open, but they’re open in a blank, passive, robotic aspect.

It is not so much a book about drawing, though there is a little of that, but a book about living, seeing, Zen.

It is a different way of experiencing. He was SO right! It does not advocate trying to be creative.

Zen of Seeing: Seeing/Drawing as Meditation by Frederick Franck

This is an excellent book. Open Preview See a Problem? The author was guilty o I love the format of the book.

Thinking about this book always makes me want to go find a copy and refresh my knowledge of it and, er, well, draw something! Every other page is visual; totally illustrating what the author is commenting on.

The book is illustrated with many of Franck’s pen-and-wash drawings. But every creator will have a different call inside of them Seems pretentious in many places, o at commercial or interpretive art.