In Praise of Shadows

In Praise of Shadows
Author : Junichiro Tanizaki
Publisher : Random House
Total Pages : 128
Release : 2019-11-07
ISBN 10 : 9781446475577
ISBN 13 : 1446475573
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In Praise of Shadows Book Description:

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.

In Praise of Shadows

In Praise of Shadows
Author : JUN'ICHIRO. TANIZAKI
Publisher : Vintage Classic
Total Pages : 128
Release : 2019-11-07
ISBN 10 : 1784875570
ISBN 13 : 9781784875572
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In Praise of Shadows Book Description:

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.' The slim book you are holding is in fact a portal. Opening 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 images, carefully chosen by Vintage Creative Director Suzanne Dean, to complement Tanizaki's reflections and further illustrate the pattern and beauty of shadows.

In Praise of Shadows

In Praise of Shadows
Author : Jun'ichirō Tanizaki
Publisher :
Total Pages : 48
Release : 1977
ISBN 10 : 0918172675
ISBN 13 : 9780918172679
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In Praise of Shadows Book Description:

In Praise of Shadows

In Praise of Shadows
Author : Junichiro Tanizaki
Publisher :
Total Pages :
Release : 2021-03-12
ISBN 10 : 0578874032
ISBN 13 : 9780578874036
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In Praise of Shadows Book Description:

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

In Praise of Shadows
Author : Jun'ichirō Tanizaki
Publisher :
Total Pages : 98
Release : 2017
ISBN 10 : 4990996623
ISBN 13 : 9784990996628
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In Praise of Shadows Book Description:

Widely considered to be a classic, this essay on Japanese aesthetics by a major author ranges from the patina of lacquerware and the custom of moon-viewing to monastery toilets and the lighting in a brothel, while contrasting the Japanese sense of subtlety and nuance with Western imports such as electric lighting.

SUMMARY In Praise Of Shadows By Junichiro Tanizaki

SUMMARY   In Praise Of Shadows By Junichiro Tanizaki
Author : Shortcut Edition
Publisher : Shortcut Edition
Total Pages : 35
Release : 2021-06-22
ISBN 10 :
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

SUMMARY In Praise Of Shadows By Junichiro Tanizaki Book Description:

* Our summary is short, simple and pragmatic. It allows you to have the essential ideas of a big book in less than 30 minutes. By reading this summary, you will learn the secret of Japanese aesthetics. You will also learn : why darkness is inseparable from beauty in Japan; how Western culture has diminished this Japanese aesthetic; how to correctly decipher Japanese architecture, cuisine and objects; to possibly modify your perception of beauty. If you hear the word "Japan", you might think of Tokyo and its lights, skyscrapers and advanced technology. You might also think of manga and video games. However, to reduce Japan to this modernity would be a gross mistake. While the country has undergone a spectacular "Western" transformation since the late 19th century, it is still unique and largely opaque to a foreigner. Indeed, an ancestral past has left a deep mark in the minds of the Japanese. Their keys to understanding are hard to find. One of them allows us to understand the so particular sensitivity of their aesthetics. Will you be able to appreciate shadow and darkness in a different light? *Buy now the summary of this book for the modest price of a cup of coffee!

In praise of shadows

In praise of shadows
Author : Jun'ichiro Tanizaki
Publisher :
Total Pages : 48
Release : 1977
ISBN 10 : OCLC:760373331
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In praise of shadows Book Description:

In Praise of Shadows

In Praise of Shadows
Author : Jun'Ichiro Tanazaki
Publisher : Jonathan Cape
Total Pages :
Release : 1999-12-31
ISBN 10 : 0224030825
ISBN 13 : 9780224030823
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In Praise of Shadows Book Description:

In Praise of Shadows

In Praise of Shadows
Author : Xxavier Carter
Publisher :
Total Pages :
Release : 2018-04-02
ISBN 10 : 0989370941
ISBN 13 : 9780989370943
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In Praise of Shadows Book Description:

Book one of In Praise of Shadows, Black Spring to Black Summer.Includes the essay, Old Wounds: Notes on In Praise of Shadows and the poem, Black Spring to Black Summer57 Pages

In Praise of Shadows

In Praise of Shadows
Author : Brian Alfred
Publisher :
Total Pages : 112
Release : 2016-03-15
ISBN 10 : 965772502X
ISBN 13 : 9789657725023
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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