Visualizing Contemplation

Posted on Dec 12, 2009

A webinar with Joel Upton, Professor of Art History, Amherst College
Wednesday, December 9, 2009

A presentation on the expression of contemplation through architecture and the construction of meditative spaces. Upton writes, “Using images and schematic drawings, I will offer an exemplary model that draws on meditative space as one might find it in Japan generally and in the sub-temple of Daisen-in at Daitoku-ji in Kyoto. Although I will give a Japanese name, “ainoma,” to the conceptual reality that informs this space, I will relate this particular visualization of contemplation to the more familiar language of Simone Weil and Henry David Thoreau.”

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