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The Resource The Buddha in the machine : art, technology, and the meeting of East and West, R. John Williams

The Buddha in the machine : art, technology, and the meeting of East and West, R. John Williams

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The Buddha in the machine : art, technology, and the meeting of East and West
Title
The Buddha in the machine
Title remainder
art, technology, and the meeting of East and West
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R. John Williams
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 technê as a therapeutic means of living with<U+0127> �but never abandoning<U+0127> �Western technology.--
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Williams, R. John
Dewey number
306
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Yale studies in English
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  • East and West
  • Arts and society
  • Aesthetics, Oriental
  • Technology
  • Technology
Label
The Buddha in the machine : art, technology, and the meeting of East and West, R. John Williams
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17571960
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xii, 322 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780300194470
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)862098442
Label
The Buddha in the machine : art, technology, and the meeting of East and West, R. John Williams
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17571960
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xii, 322 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780300194470
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)862098442

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