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'ichirō Tanizaki
Publisher :
Total Pages : 48
Release : 1977
ISBN 10 : 0918172675
ISBN 13 : 9780918172679
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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In Praise of Shadows

In Praise of Shadows
Author : Paolo Colombo
Publisher :
Total Pages : 150
Release : 2008
ISBN 10 : 8881587149
ISBN 13 : 9788881587148
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In Praise of Shadows Book Description:

In Praise of Shadows revolves around shadows, shadow theatre and silhouettes as well as stories based on traditional folklore, contemporary short stories, literary works and simple narratives, all expressed with economy of means. The central metaphor of this book is the shadow theatre in Turkey and Greece, and the character Karagoz (in Turkey)/Karaghiozis (in Greece), an incorrigible trickster who has hundreds of adventures and misadventures with a varied group of characters. In addition to providing an in-depth explanation of this popular tradition, In Praise of Shadows also highlights some examples of great animation classics, namely the works of Ladislas Starewitch and Lotte Reiniger, as well as reinterpretations by noteworthy contemporary artists such as Haluk Akakce, Nathalie Djurberg, William Kentridge, Katariina Lillqvist, Jockum Nordstrom, Christiana Soulou, Andrew Vickery and Kara Walker.

In Praise of Shadows

In Praise of Shadows
Author :
Publisher :
Total Pages : 16
Release : 1983
ISBN 10 : OCLC:1102372060
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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In Praise of Shadows

In Praise of Shadows
Author : Catalina Parra
Publisher :
Total Pages : 16
Release : 1983
ISBN 10 : OCLC:889972400
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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What Say Wood In Praise of Shadows Arkitektur

What Say Wood  In Praise of Shadows Arkitektur
Author : Katarina Lundeberg
Publisher :
Total Pages : 79
Release : 2018
ISBN 10 : 3907143000
ISBN 13 : 9783907143001
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What Say Wood In Praise of Shadows Arkitektur Book Description:

What Say Wood' is a publication on our exhibition projects for the Venice architecture biennale and how they have inspired us to advance investigations, challenging us to develop the discourse of our practice. The formal questions that emerged in these tasks have helped us directly, as well as indirectly in an unconscious way, to get further into our architectural methods and processes. The possibility to concentrate on pure structure and meaning with focus on the calibration of form and material has helped us in our teaching and practice. There is a close relationship between our exhibition projects and our realised projects. Our experiences in these exhibition projects have helped us dare to be more personal and direct, and deeper within our methods and processes. A common intention for all the exhibitions has been to offer a very direct and instant experience of matter, materiality and space. We also want our artefacts be something one is a bit puzzled about and to encourage a deeper reading of geometry and materiality as well as a reflection on what architecture can be."

Masterplots II Emp Man

Masterplots II   Emp Man
Author : Frank Northen Magill
Publisher : Salem PressInc
Total Pages : 441
Release : 1989
ISBN 10 : 089356480X
ISBN 13 : 9780893564803
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Masterplots II Emp Man Book Description:

318 works of important 20th century nonfiction receive the Masterplots treatment. This series includes contributions from authors worldwide in the areas of autobiography, memoirs, philosophy, anthropology, psychology and other subjects written for the non-specialist reader. Examples of titles include Richard Wright's Black Boy and Norman Mailer's Of a Fire on the Moon. As in all Masterplots II series, there is no duplication of title, within any other Masterplots collection.

The Atlantic

The Atlantic
Author :
Publisher :
Total Pages :
Release : 1955
ISBN 10 : UCSC:32106019603049
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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