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The Minimalist Coloring Book: The Absence of Coloring Contains All Coloring (Zen Koan)
     

The Minimalist Coloring Book: The Absence of Coloring Contains All Coloring (Zen Koan)

by Craig Conley
 
This coloring book contains 89 images of white things, printed on white paper. Is one to fill in these images with a white crayon? Or is one to let go of the crayon and practice the Taoist concept of wu-wei (actionless action)?

Why color white objects white?

  • White is the absence of color which contains all colors.
  • It's easy to keep within the

Overview

This coloring book contains 89 images of white things, printed on white paper. Is one to fill in these images with a white crayon? Or is one to let go of the crayon and practice the Taoist concept of wu-wei (actionless action)?

Why color white objects white?

  • White is the absence of color which contains all colors.
  • It's easy to keep within the lines.
  • It helps one to focus on process, not results.
  • It fulfills Zen Master Han-Shan's invitation to "leap the world's ties and sit among the white clouds."
  • It is a rejection of artifice, an unveiling of the void.
  • It is an antidote to art theory.

Why not color white objects white?

  • In Zen terms, the absence of coloring contains all coloring.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781438220291
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
09/13/2007
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.20(d)

Meet the Author

Craig Conley, "America's most creative and diligent scholar of letters, words and punctuation" (Encarta), is a curator, benefactor, philosopher, author, music producer, and documentarian. A former college teacher of writing and literature, he left academia to pursue his research into one-letter words, two-fold deities, and ancient Zen versions of Rock-Paper-Scissors. In addition to his Magic Words: A Dictionary and One-Letter Words: A Dictionary, he has written several educational titles, including four editions of the textbook Human Diversity: A Guide for Understanding, published by McGraw-Hill. His latest documentary, "David Lynch and His Precursors," traces the avant-garde filmmaker's influence through time, to movies that predate Lynch's own body of work.

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