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Wabi-sabi for artists, designers, poets & philosophers

Author: Leonard Koren
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : Stone Bridge Press, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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“Wabi-sabi is a beauty of things imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete. It is a beauty of things modest and humble. It is a beauty of things unconventional... The immediate catalyst for this book was a widely publicized tea event in Japan. The Japanese aesthetic of wabi-sabi has long been associated with the tea ceremony, and this event promised to be a profound wabi-sabi experience. Hiroshi Teshigahara, the  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Leonard Koren
ISBN: 1880656124 9781880656129
OCLC Number: 29877720
Description: 94 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Historical and other considerations --
A history of obfuscation --
A provisional definition --
A comparison with modernism --
A brief history --
The Wabi-Sabi universe --
Chart --
The metaphysical basis of Wabi-Sabi --
Wabi-Sabi spiritual values --
The Wabi-Sabi state of mind --
Wabi-Sabi moral precepts --
The material qualities of Wabi-Sabi.
Other Titles: Wabi-sabi for artists, designers, poets and philosophers
Responsibility: Leonard Koren.

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An extended illustrated essay on the quintessential Japanese aestethic of imperfect and impermanent beauty. "Wabi-sabi" is presented as a protypical "complete" aesthetic, nature based and "soft" in  Read more...

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