57 Post Street
San Francisco, California 94104

Co-sponsored by Japan Society, Asia Society and William Stout Books

Paul Discoe, a pioneer of Zen architecture, and co-author Alexandra Quinn share more than forty years of study, design, building, and Zen Buddhist practice. From simple hand sketches to the completion of Zen temples, residential projects, grand estates, and modular structures, this exquisite book illustrates a singular vision influenced by traditional Japanese design, contemporary life, and Buddhism. Photos by Roslyn Banish.
Paul Discoe, an ordained Buddhist priest, studied art history and philosophy as an undergraduate in the United States and Buddhist temple design and construction in Japan. Projects included in this book are structures for the San Francisco Zen Center at its three practice places: Tassajara Zen Mountain Center, Green Gulch Farms, and City Center; the Felsentor Zen Temple in Switzerland; the Kojin-an Zen Temple in Oakland, California, and many other prestigious homes and projects. His current project is a system of prefabricated building parts, made of salvaged and recycled materials that can be assembled in many forms.

Alexandra Quinn is a freelance arts management consultant, writer, and editor living in San Francisco. Her publications include Candy Story, translated from the French novel by Marie Redonnet.

Roslyn Banish is a San Francisco-based photographer. She has authored a number of documentary books, combining photographs and text. Roslyn received a masters degree in photography from the Institute of Design in Chicago.

Members of MI, AS & JS Free; Public $10

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Added by Pamela Troy on August 26, 2008