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The Buddha in the Machine

Art, Technology, and the Meeting of East and West


Συγγραφέας: Williams R. John
Εκδότης: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300194470
Σειρά βιβλίου: Yale Studies in English
Αριθμός Σελίδων: 320
Διαστάσεις: 26x3x19
Έτος Έκδοσης: 2014

Σύνοψη του βιβλίου "The Buddha in the Machine"

The famous 1893 Chicago World's Fair celebrated the dawn of corporate capitalism and a new Machine Age with an exhibit of the world's largest engine. Yet the noise was so great, visitors ran out of the Machinery Hall to retreat to the peace and quiet of the Japanese pavilion's Buddhist temples and lotus ponds. Thus began over a century of the West's turn toward an Asian aesthetic as an antidote to modern technology. From the turn-of-the-century Columbian Exhibition to the latest Zen-inspired designs of Apple, Inc., R. John Williams charts the history of our embrace of Eastern ideals of beauty to counter our fear of the rise of modern technological systems. In a dazzling work of synthesis, Williams examines Asian influences on book design and department store marketing, the commercial fiction of Jack London, the poetic technique of Ezra Pound, the popularity of Charlie Chan movies, the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright, and the design of the latest high-tech gadgets. Williams demonstrates how, rather than retreating from modernity, writers, artists, and inventors turned to traditional Eastern techne as a therapeutic means of living with-but never abandoning-Western technology.


Συγγραφέας/εις: Williams R. John
Κατηγορία: κοινωνιολογία
Σειρά βιβλίου: Yale Studies in English
ISBN: 9780300194470
Ημερ/νία έκδοσης: 01/08/2014
Εκδότης: Yale University Press
Εξώφυλλο: Hardback
Σελίδες: 320
Τόπος έκδοσης: New Haven
Χώρα έκδοσης: United States
Βάρος βιβλίου: 872 gr
Διαστάσεις βιβλίου: 26x3x19 cm
Λεπτομέρειες εικονογράφησης: 121 color + 147 b-w illus.

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