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In praise of shadows

Jun'ichirō Tanizaki (Author)
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
Print Book, English, 1977
Leete's Island Books, New Haven, CT, 1977
48 pages ; 22 cm
9780918172020, 0918172020
Translation of: Inʼei raisan