Wabi-sabi for Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers

Voorkant
Imperfect Publishing, 2008 - 94 pagina's
This is an updated version of the enduring classic that first introduced the concept of imperfect beauty to the West. Text, images, and book design seamlessly meld into a wabi-sabi-like experience. Wabi-sabi is a beauty of things imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete . . .. . . wabi-sabi could even be called the Zen of things, as it exemplifies many of Zen's core spiritual-philosophical tenets . . .Wabi-sabi is the most conspicuous and characteristic feature of what we think of as traditional Japanese beauty. It occupies roughly the same position in the Japanese pantheon of aesthetic values as do the Greek ideals of beauty and perfection in the West . . .Wabi-sabi, in its purest, most idealized form, is precisely about the delicate traces, the faint evidence, at the borders of nothingness ... Author Leonard Koren was trained as an architect but never built anything--except an eccentric Japanese tea house--because he found large, permanent objects too philosophically vexing to design. Instead he created WET: The Magazine of Gourmet Bathing, one of the premier avant-garde magazines of the 1970s. Subsequently Koren has produced unusual books about design- and aesthetics-related subjects. Koren resides in both America and Japan. For more information, visit www.leonardkoren.com.
 

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Gebruikersrecensie  - RajivC - LibraryThing

I started the book, read a chapter and put it away for the night. Then, last night I read another chapter, and woke up in the middle of the night to read some more. Finally, I woke up early morning to ... Volledige review lezen

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Gebruikersrecensie  - Muscogulus - LibraryThing

This pleasant book is an essay on a Japanese aesthetic concept, wabi-sabi, and its associated ethical precepts. The accompanying photos also try to convey the essence of the indefinable wabi-sabi. Volledige review lezen

Inhoudsopgave

Introduction
7
Historical and Other Considerations
15
The WabiSabi Universe
40
Text Notes
75
Picture Captions and Credits
91
Contents
7
Historical and Other Considerations
15
The WabiSabi Universe
40
Text Notes 75
75
Picture Captions and Credits 91
91
Copyright

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Over de auteur (2008)

Leonard Koren, trained as an artist and architect, writes books about design and aesthetics.

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