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by Thomas Hoover

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ZEN CULTURE by Thomas Hoover comes the closest to succeeding,â said Hark Publishing

ZEN CULTURE by Thomas Hoover comes the closest to succeeding,â said Hark Publishing. ZEN CULTURE, concerned as it is with the process of perception as much as with actual works of art, can open our sense so that we experience anew the arts of both East and West, ancient and modern. declared the Asian Mail. And to go multi-media, NYC-FM in New York said, âHoover takes us on a grand tour of Zen archery and swordsmanship, flower arranging, drama, food, gardening, painting, poetry, architecture.

ZEN CULTURE by Thomas Hoover comes the closest to succeeding, said Hark Publishing. Published in the United States by Random House, In. New York, and simultaneously in Canada by Random House of Canada Limited, Toronto.

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Predictably such attempts have failed miserably. ZEN CULTURE by Thomas Hoover comes the closest to succeeding, said Hark Publishing

Predictably such attempts have failed miserably. ZEN CULTURE by Thomas Hoover comes the closest to succeeding, said Hark Publishing.

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Thomas Hoover has a considerable gift for expressing his appreciation . Private Zen: Flowers and Food. The Lessons of Zen Culture.

Thomas Hoover has a considerable gift for expressing his appreciation and understanding of various arts associated with Ze. .You can also read the full text online using our ereader. Thomas Hoover has a considerable gift for expressing his appreciation and understanding of various arts associated with Ze.

Books by thomas hoover. All free as e-books at. ww. homashoover. ZEBRA BOOKS are published by Kensington Publishing Corp. 475 ParkAvenue South New York, . Reprinted by arrangement with Doubleday & C. Inc. All rights reserved. First Zebra Books printing: October 1984 Printed in the United Statesof America. Author: Thomas Hoover.

A thorough treatment of Zen culture examining its importance in different forms ranging from Sumi painting, haiku and theatre to archery, swordsmanship and tea. Год: 1977. Издательство: Random House. show more. Format Paperback 288 pages. Dimensions 135 x 216mm 360g. Publication date 23 Nov 1989. Publisher Penguin Books Ltd. Imprint ARKANA. Publication City/Country London, United Kingdom.

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I've read a lot of different books related to Zen culture and aesthetics, and as far as general survey books are concerned, I consider this to be clearly the best. With any book that attempts to cover the breadth of subject matter that this book does, and especially in attempting to cover it over such a long period of history, it would be very easy for an author to become overly brief and superficial in his discussion of any one point. And yet, this is where Hoover excels. It is the best introduction to Zen culture I have found, as it gives the history, the most pertinent examples, and gives them to the reader with enough depth that the reader is at once informed and made hungry for more. That second bit is why I think it's such a good introduction to the various subjects covered - it gives the reader enough to *want* more. Many comparable books I've read simply leave one wishing that the book itself had been more substantial and do nothing for fueling an ongoing interest in the subject. Such is not the case here.

Highly recommended.
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This book offers an elaborate, and well written introduction to both Zen philosophy and Japanese history. Although I liked the entire book, I should mention that I liked the first 20% of the book more than the remaining 80%.

I guess that's because the author introduces the Zen philosophy in that part and history is kept to a minimum. There were so many places where I was literally stunned! Zen is an excellent philosophy and has impressed me a lot.

But it is important to know the history in order to appreciate the philosophy, hence I don't count that as a negative point. But at places, I did feel that Japanese history was getting more space than what was actually required.

Apart from the length of this book, I liked everything else. Zen is an interesting & timeless philosophy and we might as well learn about it in order to get a better view of people and the world around us. Secondly, this book conveys the importance of the irrational side of our brain and we might as well make a note of it. After all, we make many of our 'impulse' purchase decisions due to it. If we admit, understand & channelize that part, we might be in better control of our lives.
I've been interested in Zen and Eastern philosophy since I've been a teenager. The best books on Zen that I've read have been mostly Alan Watts' works as well as D.T. Suzuki's. I've recently come across Thomas Hoover's books, and they are almost as good. Hoover quotes ancient Buddhist works much less than Suzuki, which is a plus in my book, although he doesn't manage to pack the punch of insight as well as Watts.

The book basically talks about the philosophy of Zen, and how that philosophy expresses itself through art forms such as painting, poetry, and exterior/interior design in Japanese culture. The emphasis is on Zen philosophy, though. The author also touches on the history of Zen.

Most of the books I pick up on Zen, quite frankly, are sanctimonious crap. This book is not. If you're into Zen, this book is definitely worth the time.

I read two books by the same author Thomas Hoover. One was called the "Zen Experience" and this one is called "Zen Culture". Pretty much the same thing you say? No. Zen Experience is mostly about how Buddhism developed in India and China and gives us a history of the various schools and teachers of Buddhism. So more broad strokes about the countries involved and more specific about individual teachers. Zen Culture the book I'm currently reviewing is more about Zen Buddhism and its history specifically in Japan and how that history plays a part in architecture, painting, flower arranging, the tea ceremony, and haiku poetry and how these various things affect Zen. Its a symbiotic relationship.

If you want learn the beginnings of Buddhism in India and China and if you're interest lies in specific monks that started schools then start with the Zen Experience. If you want to learn the little things that make Zen in Japan what it is today then Zen Culture is a good place to start.

I really appreciated the content of this little gem of a book; it is extremely well researched, well written and a fascinating read. I truly want to thank the author, Thomas Hoover, for making this book available. It is the very best thing about Amazon/Kindle, that we can find wonderful books that might not otherwise be available, especially in rural areas. This book includes a detailed history of Buddhism and Zen in Japan, and the effects on Japanese aesthetics. The author "broke down Zen aesthetics" into individual discussions, which included architecture, theater, gardens/landscapes, haiku and especially the tea ceremony, just to provide a short list of areas covered. A great big "thank you" to Amazon and the author for this find, I enjoyed it greatly.
A comprehensive and accessible read on what I find to be a thoroughly intriguing subject. This book examines the way that Zen found a fertile home in the mind and hearts of the Japanese people. And how those very same people helped to bring new form and thought to the religion itself.

I found it to be a fascinating read, which was hard to pull away from until the very last page. The chapter on the tea ceremony was a personal favorite.

Though no one book could truly cover every facet of this subject, this does give a good base for someone just starting to explore an interest. As well as it would be a welcome addition to any library of someone who is well versed in the material.

-MAD Giles
Zen Culture. download epub
Author: Thomas Hoover
ISBN: 041500196X
Category: Religion & Spirituality
Language: English
Publisher: London: Routledge 1988.; New Ed edition (1988)
Pages: 284 pages