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Wabi-sabi for artists, designers, poets & philosophers / Leonard Koren.

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Historical and other considerations -- A history of obfuscation -- A provisional definition -- A comparison with modernism -- A brief history -- The Wabi-Sabi universe -- Chart -- The metaphysical basis of Wabi-Sabi -- Wabi-Sabi spiritual values -- The Wabi-Sabi state of mind -- Wabi-Sabi moral precepts -- The material qualities of Wabi-Sabi.
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"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."--Publisher's description.
Subject: Aesthetics, Japanese.
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