FOUR HUTS— very nice book…jr
Stephen Addiss brush painting
The short works collected in Four Huts give voice to one of the most treasured aesthetic and spiritual ideals of Asia—that of a simple life lived in a simple dwelling. The texts were written between the ninth and the seventeenth centuries and convey each author’s underlying sense of the world and what is to be valued in it. These beautiful texts were written by the renowned classical Chinese and Japanese poets Po Chu-i, Kamo no Chomei, Basho and Yoshishige no Yasutane. The qualities that emerge from these writings are an awareness of impermanence, love of nature, fondness for poetry and music, and an appreciation of the quiet life. Four Huts features eleven brush paintings by artist Stephen Addiss.