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Wabi-Sabi: For Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers

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This is an updated version of the enduring classic that first introduced the concept of “imperfect beauty” to the West. Text, images, and book design seamlessly meld into a wabi-sabi-like experience.

Wabi-sabi is a beauty of things imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete . . .

. . . wabi-sabi could even be called the “Zen of things,” as it exemplifies many of Zen’s core spiritual-philosophical tenets . . .

Wabi-sabi is the most conspicuous and characteristic feature of what we think of as traditional Japanese beauty. It occupies roughly the same position in the Japanese pantheon of aesthetic values as do the Greek ideals of beauty and perfection in the West . . .

Wabi-sabi, in its purest, most idealized form, is precisely about the delicate traces, the faint evidence, at the borders of nothingness . . .

Author Leonard Koren was trained as an architect but never built anything—except an eccentric Japanese tea house—because he found large, permanent objects too philosophically vexing to design. Instead he created WET: The Magazine of Gourmet Bathing, one of the premier avant-garde magazines of the 1970s. Subsequently Koren has produced unusual books about design- and aesthetics-related subjects. Koren resides in both America and Japan. For more information, visit www.leonardkoren.com.

Synopsis:

An updated version of the classic volume on the beauty of things imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete.

About the Author

Leonard Koren, trained as an artist and architect, writes books about design and aesthetics.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780981484600
Author:
Koren, Leonard
Publisher:
Imperfect Publishing
Subject:
Aesthetics
Subject:
Asian
Subject:
Design - General
Subject:
Conceptual
Subject:
Philosophy-Aesthetics
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20081131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
27 BandW photographs
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.6 x 0.4 in 7 oz

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Arts and Entertainment » Art » History and Criticism
Humanities » Philosophy » Aesthetics
Humanities » Philosophy » General
Religion » Eastern Religions » Japanese Philosophy
Religion » Eastern Religions » Japanese Religion and Literature

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