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    DescriptionThis 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.

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    For Artists, Designers, Poets and Designers
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Leonard Koren
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 96
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 220 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 191 g
    ISBN 13: 9780981484600
    ISBN 10: 0981484603

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25860
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: JFC
    BIC E4L: ART
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FPJ
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: AK
    Ingram Theme: CULT/JAPANS
    Ingram Subject Code: PH
    Libri: I-PH
    BISAC V2.8: DES000000, PHI001000
    BIC subject category V2: ACN
    BISAC V2.8: ART019000
    DC22: 111.85
    B&T Approval Code: A10800000
    BISAC V2.8: ART008000
    BIC subject category V2: 1FPJ
    B&T Approval Code: A10254600
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 111.850952, 111/.850952
    LC classification: BH221.J3 K67 2008
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: AGA, AK, JBCC
    Illustrations note
    24 b&w illustrations
    Imperfect Publishing
    Imprint name
    Imperfect Publishing
    Publication date
    01 November 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Point Reyes
    Author Information
    Leonard Koren, trained as an artist and architect, writes books about design and aesthetics.