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andlt;bandgt;Developed out of the aesthetic philosophy of cha-no-yu (the tea ceremony) in fifteenth-century Japan, wabi sabi is an aesthetic that finds beauty in things imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete.andlt;/bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Taken from the Japanese words andlt;iandgt;wabiandlt;/iandgt;, which translates to less is more, and andlt;iandgt;sabiandlt;/iandgt;, which means attentive melancholy, wabi sabi refers to an awareness of the transient nature of earthly things and a corresponding pleasure in the things that bear the mark of this impermanence. As much a state of mindand#8212;an awareness of the things around us and an acceptance of our surroundingsand#8212;as it is a design style, wabi sabi begs us to appreciate the simple beauty in lifeand#8212;a chipped vase, a quiet rainy day, the impermanence of all things. Presenting itself as an alternative to today's fast-paced, mass-produced, neon-lighted world, wabi sabi reminds us to slow down and take comfort in the simple, natural beauty around us.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;In addition to presenting the philosophy of wabi-sabi, this book includes how-to design adviceand#8212;so that a transformation of body, mind, and home can emerge.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Chapters include:andlt;ulandgt;andlt;liandgt;History: The Development of Wabi Sabiandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;Culture: Wabi Sabi and the Japanese Characterandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;Art: Defining Aestheticsandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;Design: Creating Expressions with Wabi Sabi Materialsandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;Spirit: The Universal Spirit of Wabi Sabiandlt;/liandgt;andlt;/ulandgt;

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Descriptions of wabi sabi—the ancient Japanese aesthetic that finds simple beauty in the impermanence of a chipped vase, or a quiet rainy day—are usually found couched in poetry by Japanese philosophers. This book attempts a more practical definition of what some have called "the new feng shui," examining wabi sabi's culture, art, design, and history stemming from its roots in the cha-no-yu (the tea ceremony) in Fifteenth-Century Japan. Juniper (who runs the Wabi-Sabi Art gallery in the UK) includes design tips to help with readers' own decorating projects.
Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Wabi sabi refers to an awareness of the transient nature of earthly things and a corresponding pleasure in the things that bear the mark of this impermanence. This work explains of wabi sabi, taking the reader from the art's 15th-century Japanese origins to its modern applications.

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For designers seeking a simple, natural style

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Wabi sabi, the quintessential Japanese design aesthetic, is quickly gaining popularity around the world, as evidenced by recent articles in andlt;iandgt;Timeandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;Iandgt;The Chicago Tribuneandlt;/iandgt; and andlt;Iandgt;Kyoto Journalandlt;/iandgt;. Taken from the Japanese words andlt;iandgt;wabiandlt;/iandgt;, which translates to less is more, and andlt;iandgt;sabiandlt;/iandgt;, which means attentive melancholy, wabi sabi refers to an awareness of the transient nature of earthly things and a corresponding pleasure in the things that bear the mark of this impermanence. As a design style, wabi sabi helps us to appreciate the simple beauty in imperfection--of a chipped vase or a rainy day, for example.

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Wabi sabi, the quintessential Japanese design aesthetic, is quickly gaining popularity around the world, as evidenced by recent articles in"

About the Author

andlt;iandgt;andlt;bandgt;Andrew Juniperandlt;/iandgt;andlt;/bandgt; provides a fascinating explanation of wabi sabi, taking the reader from the art's fifteenth-century Japanese origins to its modern day practical applications. The book is peppered with photographs and illustrations that demonstrate how wabi sabi can help provide an alternative to the fast paced, mass produced, neon lit world of today. He lives in Sussex, England where he runs the Wabi-Sabi Art Gallery.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780804834827
Author:
Juniper, Andrew
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Subject:
General
Subject:
Asian
Subject:
Art, japanese
Subject:
Wabi
Subject:
General Architecture
Subject:
Art and philosophy
Subject:
Art-History and Criticism
Subject:
Non-Classifiable
Subject:
japanese design; jpanese art; traditional japanese; japanese decorating; japanese style
Subject:
japanese design; jpanese art; traditional japanese; japanese decorating; japanese style; wabi-sabi; wabi sabi love; wabi-sabi for artists designers poets and philosophers; wabi sabi simple; wabi sabi books; japanese design art aesthetics and culture; japa
Subject:
japanese design ; jpanese art ; traditional japanese
Subject:
wabi-sabi ; wabi sabi love ; wabi-sabi for artists designers poets and philosophers ;
Subject:
japanese design art aesthetics and culture ; japanese design motifs ; japanese design books ;
Subject:
Japa
Subject:
nese design art aesthetics and culture; japanese design motifs; japanese design books ;
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
No Series
Publication Date:
20031131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
25 bandamp;w photos and illus throughout
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 10 oz

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Product details 176 pages Tuttle Publishing - English 9780804834827 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Wabi sabi refers to an awareness of the transient nature of earthly things and a corresponding pleasure in the things that bear the mark of this impermanence. This work explains of wabi sabi, taking the reader from the art's 15th-century Japanese origins to its modern applications.
"Synopsis" by ,
For designers seeking a simple, natural style
"Synopsis" by , Wabi sabi, the quintessential Japanese design aesthetic, is quickly gaining popularity around the world, as evidenced by recent articles in andlt;iandgt;Timeandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;Iandgt;The Chicago Tribuneandlt;/iandgt; and andlt;Iandgt;Kyoto Journalandlt;/iandgt;. Taken from the Japanese words andlt;iandgt;wabiandlt;/iandgt;, which translates to less is more, and andlt;iandgt;sabiandlt;/iandgt;, which means attentive melancholy, wabi sabi refers to an awareness of the transient nature of earthly things and a corresponding pleasure in the things that bear the mark of this impermanence. As a design style, wabi sabi helps us to appreciate the simple beauty in imperfection--of a chipped vase or a rainy day, for example.
"Synopsis" by , Wabi sabi, the quintessential Japanese design aesthetic, is quickly gaining popularity around the world, as evidenced by recent articles in"
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