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Fifteen numbered items; no advertisements. No editorial credits. Published 1971 by Aspen Communications Inc., NYC.


1

 

Clearing Autumn Skies Over Mountains and Valleys. Painting by Kuo Hsi (1020-1090), and an essay on the painting, by Allen Atwell.


2

 

Thou Art That. An essay on Hinduism by Michael Thomas, and five photos of Indian temple sculpture by Kenneth Metzner.


3

 

The Yama Tanka. Essay on a Tibetan hanging scroll, by Allen Atwell.


4

 

Indian Miniature Paintings. Text and photos by Allen Atwell.


5

 

First Time Round. Zen retreat diaries by Gary Snyder.


6

 

Monkeys. A screen painted by Hasegawa Tokaku (1539-1610), and an unsigned note on the work.


7

 

Waves. A screen painted by Ogata Korin (1658-1716), and a note on the work, from a Metropolitan Museum of Art publication.


8

 

The Idea In the Brush and the Brush In the Idea. Exemplary calligraphy, and title essay by Ching Ying.


9

 

A Mountain Village in Clearing Mist. Painting by Ying Yu-Chien, with an unsigned note on the work, and an essay by Osvald Siren.


10

 

Tagasode (Whose Sleeves?). Screen painted by an anonymous artist in the 17th century, and an unsigned note on the work.


11

 

Noh and Kyogen Plays. Screen painted by an anonymous artist of the 17th century, and an unsigned note on the work.


12

 

Treatise on Understanding. Calligraphy by Tung Ch'i-ch'ang (1555-1636) of a text by philosopher Chou Tun-i (1017-1073), with translation and directions to make a kite of the page.


13 

 

Section 13 is missing.


14

 

Aspen order form.


15

 

Box top. Assembled, 9-1/8 by 13-3/8 by 2 inches; shipped flat. Box designed by Nori Sinoto.


15a

 

Box bottom. Assembled, 9 by 13-1/4 by 2 inches; shipped flat. After assembly, Items 15 and 15a mate to hold items 1 through 14.

 








 

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