In Praise of Shadows

In this special edition, the text is accompanied by specially selected images to complement Tanizaki’s reflections and further illustrate the pattern and beauty of shadows.

In Praise of Shadows

In Praise of Shadows

A fully illustrated, beautifully produced edition of Junichiro Tanizaki's wise and evocative essay on Japanese culture. ‘We find beauty not in the thing itself but in the patterns of shadows, the light and the darkness, that one thing against another creates... Were it not for shadows, there would be no beauty.’ This book is in fact a portal. Reading it, you will be led by Junichiro Tanizaki’s light touch into a mysterious and tranquil world of darkness and shadows, where gold flashes in the gloom and a deep stillness reigns. If you are accustomed to equate light with clarity, the faded with the worthless and the dim with the dreary, prepare for a courteous but powerful realignment of your ideas. In Praise of Shadows is a poetic paean to traditional Japanese aesthetics – in a free-ranging style that moves from architecture to No theatre, and from cookery to lighting, Tanizaki teaches us to see the beauty in tarnished metal, the sombre dignity in unglazed pottery, the primacy of organic materials that bear witness to the regular touch of human hands. It is also astonishingly prescient, offering a gentle warning against the quest for airbrushed perfection, and reminding us that too much light can pollute and obscure our natural world. In this special edition, the text is accompanied by specially selected images to complement Tanizaki’s reflections and further illustrate the pattern and beauty of shadows.

More Books:

In Praise of Shadows
Language: un
Pages: 128
Authors: Junichiro Tanizaki
Categories: Antiques & Collectibles
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-11-07 - Publisher: Random House

A fully illustrated, beautifully produced edition of Junichiro Tanizaki's wise and evocative essay on Japanese culture. ‘We find beauty not in the thing itself but in the patterns of shadows, the light and the darkness, that one thing against another creates... Were it not for shadows, there would be no
In Praise of Shadows
Language: un
Pages: 69
Authors: Jun'ichirō Tanizaki
Categories: Aesthetics
Type: BOOK - Published: 1991 - Publisher: Jonathan Cape

An essay on aesthetics by the Japanese novelist, this book explores architecture, jade, food, and even toilets, combining an acute sense of the use of space in buildings. The book also includes descriptions of laquerware under candlelight and women in the darkness of the house of pleasure.
In Praise of Shadows
Language: un
Pages:
Authors: Junichiro Tanizaki
Categories: Aesthetics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-03-12 - Publisher:

A completely new translation of this seminal collection of thoughts on Japanese aesthetics by one of Japan's most important modern writers.
In Praise of Shadows
Language: un
Pages: 48
Authors: Jun'ichirō Tanizaki
Categories: Aesthetics
Type: BOOK - Published: 1977 - Publisher:

Books about In Praise of Shadows
In Praise of Shadows
Language: un
Pages: 128
Authors: JUN'ICHIRO. TANIZAKI
Categories: Aesthetics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-11-07 - Publisher: Vintage Classic

A fully illustrated, beautifully produced edition of Junichiro Tanizaki's wise and evocative essay on Japanese culture. 'We find beauty not in the thing itself but in the patterns of shadows, the light and the darkness, that one thing against another creates... Were it not for shadows, there would be no

Popular All Time

World Travel
Travels with Epicurus
A Walk in the Woods
Frommer's Hawaii
Florida Move Guide
Rick Steves Croatia & Slovenia
Rick Steves Spain
The Italians
Guide du Routard Etats-Unis Nord-Est 2021/22
Niagara Falls (New York) - Wink Travel Guide
Iceland Travel Guide
The Lawless Roads
Travels with Charley
Italy Travel Guide
A Course Called Ireland
Rick Steves Iceland
Yellowstone Treasures
Travels with Charley in Search of America

Recent Books: