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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It is not just a book about seeing and drawing, it is a book about truly living. Jan zeen, Mia rated it it was amazing. The Zen experience does not make any sense from a rational or scientific point of view. The handwritten script is hard to read so it felt like a struggle to absorb meaning from the text and numerous anecdotes and quotes. I had read one other book by Franck.

Read it Forward Read it first. We are experiencing technical difficulties. Thinking about this book always makes me want to go find a copy and refresh my knowledge of it dranck, er, well, draw something! I liked the idea of it, I liked what the author had to say about seeing beyond what is visible with your eyes but it just seemed a bit too much in the seeing through the mists of existence type stuff for zsn, although I do that at myself sometimes too. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

I recommend reading the fourth and fifth chapters as that’s where the concrete lessons are located. I’ve committed myself to drawing, painting, sewing This paperback’s evergreen quality has to do with its sparkling and effervescent celebration of the artist within every human being and the joy of being alive in a world of ten thousand things. The drawings are beautiful, but go frrederick a superficial beauty.


Watercolor and colored pencil are my preferred media, although I enjoy art quilting too. Feb 10, Colette rated it it was ok.

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We do not notice that there are probably ten thousand tiny little items around us. I love the idea of seeing and drawing as a meditation and I’ve read several positive reviews of this book.

Seeing as an exercise of mindfulness. The author was guilty o I love the format of the book. Want to Read saving….

Zen of Seeing

Frederick Sigfred Franck was a painter, sculptor, and author of more than 30 books on Buddhism and other subjects who was known for his interest in human spirituality.

See 2 questions about Zen of Seeing…. Instead, pleasant drawings and inspirational messages hand written encourage the reader to let go of rules and inhibitions. Near the end, the narrative slips away from its judging tone and offers a perspective on why photography is dismissed by the author, and in that slip a window is revealed into how anyone could use any medium to tap into this experience. Jun 01, Janet rated it liked it Shelves: Dec 29, Talieh rated it it was amazing.

The book felt a little dated to me, but still has a good message.

I’ve studied many of the how-to draw books out there on the market. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. It’s 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 zsn and recognizable. Quotes from Zen of Seeing: May 31, Heather rated it really liked it Shelves: Now open your eyes and focus on whatever you observed before — that plant or leaf or dandelion. Jan 19, Cherry rated it it was amazing. Absolutely lovely, such a delightful read.


Feb 04, Laura rated it really liked it Shelves: So if you want to make art a part of your life, don’t be limited by your perception of your own talent.

I am not a Zen person. I recommend this book to anyone who wants to discover or rediscover their “inner-artist”. It is a wonderful book. Zne Dutch artist offers his concept of seeing and drawing as a discipline by which the world may be rediscovered, a way of experiencing Zen.

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The professor, valiant hero, leapt across a table, dashed across the room and caught me. Please try again later. This book brought it all into perspective for me and helped me understand what it was I was doing all these years. However, this book will not be of any aid to those who are searching for actual techniques and drills such as step by step exercises.

It is not impossible to make art a part of your life.