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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Unbound Worlds Exploring the science fiction and fantasy universe. Apr 17, Fran Cosgrove rated it it was amazing Shelves: I was alone with this book and the night sky and it was perfect.

Artists and other humans. I liked the concept of doing away with the trappings of “Art” and trying to get to the essence of drawing, but he really couches it in the writing style of someone who “smells their own farts” as my boyfriend put it.

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Zen of Seeing: Seeing/Drawing as Meditation

And, I must say that this book is quite well written and easy to understand it is actually handwritten and not typed. Focus on just one blade of grass: The sense all this makes is even more relevant now with the stupid craze for video. If you Franck recommends drawing as a form of meditation. Where has this book been? I was, however, a college drawing teacher for many years. Pf looking is perfected every day – but we see less and less. Do not expect art lessons, per se.


To know that I was doing this at such an early age amazed me after finishing this read. Maybe it won’t teach you how to draw well, but you’ll definitely see things differently. That it is the most important thing in the universe, that it contains all the riddles of life and death.

It’s rare for me to decide to sell one of my art books, but I’m eager to get this one off my shelf so I can make room for something else.

The Zen of seeing: seeing, drawing as meditation – Frederick Franck – Google Books

This books seemed a little to full of what could be taken as quotable type drawing dialogue. I am not a Zen person.

But also offers many insights into what we’d currently call “the zone”, and tie-ins with self-actualisation or enlightenment. Return to Book Page.

Zen of Seeing

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. It really helped me see my art-making much differently, and I know for sure that from now one I will if to SEE better – what I’m drawing, what calls to me, my cat’s whiskers, my lover’s face Jun 01, Janet rated it liked it Shelves: Just spending time in nature with the eyes of an artist, really seeing rather than just looking, may be enough.


Jan 26, Jackie Craven rated it liked it. Franck recommends drawing as a form of meditation. There were a few good ideas I took away from it. Perhaps a bit too autobiographical attimes for my likin I had read one other book by Franck.

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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Actively look at things, in order to see. The drawings are beautiful, but go beyond weeing superficial beauty. This is an excellent book.

But every creator will have a different call inside of them. So if you want to make art a part of your life, don’t be limited by your perception of your own talent. Absolutely lovely, such a delightful read.