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Description - Painting Peace by Kazuaki Tanahashi

A revered modern artist and Zen teacher offers an inspirational account of how his art has been the expression of a life of social activism.

Kazuaki Tanahashi's dramatic art, which takes traditional Asian calligraphy in strikingly modern directions, has been widely praised and exhibited throughout the world. But for Kaz, that art has always been in service of a higher good- it has been his own way of bearing witness to peace in a world overcome by war, division, and strife. Here, in his most deeply personal work yet, Kaz provides an account of how he came to be such an artist and how the work of activism continues to progress in his life. Along with thirty full-color examples of his unique art of witness, he includes accounts of his formative experiences, of the people who influences him--including Daniel Ellsberg, Gary Snyder, and Morihei Ueshiba, founder of Aikido, with whom he studied as a boy in Japan--and many of his poems related to peace. Painting Peace is an intimate self-portrait of a great modern artist-activist, and a guide for those who aspire to imitate his example.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781611805437
ISBN-10: 1611805430
Format: Paperback / softback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 176
Imprint: Shambhala Publications Inc
Publisher: Shambhala Publications Inc
Publish Date: 4-Apr-2018
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Kazuaki Tanahashi

KAZUAKI TANAHASHI, a Japanese-trained calligrapher, is the pioneer of the genre of "one-stroke painting" as well as the creator of multicolor enso (Zen circles). His brushwork has been shown in solo exhibitions in galleries, museums, and universities all over the world. Tanahashi is the author of over forty books including Heart of the Brush and The Heart Sutra.

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