Williams, R. John.

Buddha in the Machine : Art, Technology, and the Meeting of East and West. - 1 online resource : illustrations - JSTOR eBooks .

Includes bibliographical references and index.

The writers and artists described in this book are joined by a desire to embrace 'Eastern' aesthetics as a means of redeeming 'Western' technoculture. The assumption they all share is that at the core of modern Western culture there lies an originary and all-encompassing philosophical error - and that Asian art offers a way out of that awful matrix. That desire, this book attempts to demonstrate, has informed Anglo- and even Asian-American debates about technology and art since the late nineteenth century and continues to skew our responses to our own technocultural environment.

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East and West.
Arts and society.
Aesthetics, Oriental.
Technology--Psychological aspects.
Technology--Social aspects--Western countries.


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