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In praise of shadows

Author: Jun'ichirō Tanizaki
Publisher: New Haven, Conn. : Leete's Island Books, ©1977.
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Widely considered to be a classic, this essay on Japanese aesthetics by a major author ranges from the patina of lacquerware and the custom of moon-viewing to monastery toilets and the lighting in a brothel, while contrasting the Japanese sense of subtlety and nuance with Western imports such as electric lighting.
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Tanizaki, Junʼichirō, 1886-1965.
In praise of shadows.
New Haven, Conn. : Leete's Island Books, ©1977
(OCoLC)564625003
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jun'ichirō Tanizaki
ISBN: 9780918172020 0918172020
OCLC Number: 3379869
Notes: Translation of Inʼei raisan.
Description: 48 pages ; 22 cm
Other Titles: Inʼei raisan.
Responsibility: Junʼichirō Tanizaki ; foreword by Charles Moore ; afterword by Thomas J. Harper ; translated by Thomas J. Harper and Edward G. Seidensticker.

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Widely considered to be a classic, this essay on Japanese aesthetics by a major author ranges from the patina of lacquerware and the custom of moon-viewing to monastery toilets and the lighting in a brothel, while contrasting the Japanese sense of subtlety and nuance with Western imports such as electric lighting.

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