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Wabi Sabiby Andrew Juniper
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Wabi sabi, the quintessential Japanese design aesthetic, is quickly gaining popularity around the world, as evidenced by recent articles in Time, The Chicago Tribune and Kyoto Journal. Taken from the Japanese words wabi, which translates to less is more, and sabi, 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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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.
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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.
For designers seeking a simple, natural style
Wabi sabi, the quintessential Japanese design aesthetic, is quickly gaining popularity around the world, as evidenced by recent articles in"
About the Author
Andrew Juniper 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.
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