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Author Williams, R. John.

Title Buddha in the Machine : Art, Technology, and the Meeting of East and West
Published [New Haven, CT] : Yale University Press, [2014]
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Summary The writers and artists described in this book are joined by a desire to embrace 'Eastern' aesthetics as a means of redeeming 'Western' technoculture. The assumption they all share is that at the core of modern Western culture there lies an originary and all-encompassing philosophical error - and that Asian art offers a way out of that awful matrix. That desire, this book attempts to demonstrate, has informed Anglo- and even Asian-American debates about technology and art since the late nineteenth century and continues to skew our responses to our own technocultural environment
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Aesthetics, Oriental.
Arts and society.
East and West.
Technology -- Psychological aspects.
Technology -- Social aspects -- Western countries.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0300206577 electronic bk
1306863031 electronic bk
9780300206579 electronic bk
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