Wabi Sabi

Wabi Sabi : The Japanese Art of Impermanence

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Wabi sabi, the quintessential Japanese design aesthetic, is quickly gaining popularity around the world. 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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 146 x 226 x 14mm | 258.55g
  • Tuttle Publishing
  • Boston, United States
  • English
  • b&w
  • 0804834822
  • 9780804834827
  • 8,894

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"For the majority of Japanese, traditional Japanese culture is a lot like fishing. Everyone has fished, but not everyone is a fisherman. Only a few can tell you what every lure, bobber, and fly in a tackle box is. Even less could use them. The fact is, after reading this book, you'll understand both wabi sabi and Zen Buddhism better than 99.99% of the Japanese population." -- Introvert Japanshow more

About Andrew Juniper

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.show more

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