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The Wabi-Sabi house : the Japanese art of imperfect beauty

Author: Robyn Griggs Lawrence
Publisher: New York : Clarkson Potter, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Wabi-Sabi, simply, is an appreciation for beauty in the natural progression of time. It is found in flea markets, not warehouse stores; in the deep cracks of weathered handmade objects, rather than the shiny surfaces of machine-made, disposable items. Intimately tied to Zen Buddhism, wabi-sabi is an aesthetic that invites comfort and welcomes a subtle spiritual component into the home. In the wake of feng shui,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lawrence, Robyn Griggs.
Wabi-Sabi house.
New York : Clarkson Potter, 2004
(OCoLC)903854884
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robyn Griggs Lawrence
ISBN: 1400050464 9781400050468
OCLC Number: 53967057
Description: 192 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: What is this thing --
Give space a chance --
You've got the look --
Hands on --
The sound of silence --
Practice makes imperfect --
Wabi-Sabi balance.
Responsibility: Robyn Griggs Lawrence ; photographs by Joe Coca.
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Wabi-Sabi, simply, is an appreciation for beauty in the natural progression of time. It is found in flea markets, not warehouse stores; in the deep cracks of weathered handmade objects, rather than the shiny surfaces of machine-made, disposable items. Intimately tied to Zen Buddhism, wabi-sabi is an aesthetic that invites comfort and welcomes a subtle spiritual component into the home. In the wake of feng shui, wabi-sabi is set to become the next "big thing" in home design. The Wabi-Sabi House recounts the rich history of this emerging trend and reveals countless ways to introduce wabi-sabi elements into our living spaces, from clearing clutter and blocking noise to gracefully integrating salvaged materials and artisan wares at home. Authoritative, intimate, and beautifully designed, The Wabi-Sabi House will be the most accessible and comprehensive book available on this subject to date.

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