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The Book

The zen & modern exhibition is being developed into a book of the same title. how is it coming along? It is coming along. reviews of the most recent working draft by prominant buddhist historians are given below. please be patient. Such productions often take years. if you would like to be informed when the book is finally published, please email lanier.graham@csueastbay.edu

HERE ARE SOME OF THE REVIEWS OF THE BOOK IN DRAFT

“ZEN & MODERN ART is a thoroughly researched, clearly written, and immensely valuable contribution to the understanding of art in thesecond half of the twentieth century. Graham’s skillful scholarship and sensitive insights will make this pioneering survey an inspiration tomany who are looking for bridgesbetween the East and the West.”

- Jacquelynn Baas, author of THE SMILE OF BUDDHA: EASTERN PHILOSOPHY AND WESTERN ART FROM MONET TO THE PRESENT with a foreword by Robert A. F. Thurman & coeditor of BUDDHA MIND IN CONTEMPORARY ART

  • ''There is a great deal of fascinating and convincing material here. ... The influence and inspiration of Zen is even more significant than I had realized.''- Stephen Addiss, author of THE ART OF ZEN, & “Provisional Dualism: Robert Motherwell and Zen
  • ''... better than good -- cool!''- David Chadwick, author of CROOKED CUCUMBER: THE LIFE AND TEACHING OF SHUNRYU SUSUZI & former Head Monk of San Francisco Zen center
  • ''...quite excellent''- Mark Levy, author of VOID IN ART
  • ''Anything Lanier Graham writes about Zen is worth reading.''- Kas Tanahashi, artist and author of many books on Zen
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