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The unknown craftsman : a Japanese insight into beauty

Author: Soetsu Yanagi ; adapted by Bernard Leach ; foreword by Sh�oji Hamada. 濱田, 庄司(1894-1978) ; Muneyoshi Yanagi; Bernard Leach
Publisher: Tokyo ; New York : Kodansha International, 1989.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats
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Sōetsu Yanagi is often mentioned in books on Japanese art, but this is the first translation in any Western language of a selection of his major writings. Bernard Leach, a renowned British potter, was a friend of Mr. Yanagi's for fifty years.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Soetsu Yanagi ; adapted by Bernard Leach ; foreword by Sh�oji Hamada. 濱田, 庄司(1894-1978) ; Muneyoshi Yanagi; Bernard Leach
ISBN: 9784770014481 0870119486 9780870119484 0870119486 9780870119484 4770014481 9784770014481
OCLC Number: 20560614
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 230 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Yanagi and Leach / Shōji Hamada --
Plates --
Introduction / Bernard Leach --
Towards a standard of beauty --
Seeing and knowing --
Pattern --
The beauty of irregularity --
The Buddhist idea of beauty --
Crafts of Okinawa --
Hakeme --
The way of tea --
The Kizaemon tea-bowl --
The way of craftsmanship --
The responsibility of the craftsman.
Responsibility: Soetsu Yanagi ; adapted by Bernard Leach ; foreword by Shöji Hamada.
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The founder of the folkcraft movement in Japan, Soetsu Yanagi, examines Japanese folk art as a manifestation of the essential world from which art, philosophy and religion arise, and in which the  Read more...

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"Yanagi pinpoints qualities of 'true' beauty with an authority that hardly allows us to differ. As does Solzhenitsyn, he feels that beauty is a real entity and not different from truth." --Craft Read more...

 
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