Wabi Sabi

Wabi Sabi
Author : Andrew Juniper
Publisher : Tuttle Publishing
Total Pages : 176
Release : 2011-12-10
ISBN 10 : 9781462901616
ISBN 13 : 1462901611
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wabi Sabi Book Description:

Developed out of the aesthetic philosophy of cha-no-yu (the tea ceremony) in fifteenth-century Japan, wabi sabi is an aesthetic that finds beauty in things imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete. Taken from the Japanese words wabi, which translates to less is more, and sabi, which means attentive melancholy, 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 much a state of mind—an awareness of the things around us and an acceptance of our surroundings—as it is a design style, wabi sabi begs us to appreciate the simple beauty in life—a chipped vase, a quiet rainy day, the impermanence of all things. Presenting itself as an alternative to today's fast-paced, mass-produced, neon-lighted world, wabi sabi reminds us to slow down and take comfort in the simple, natural beauty around us. In addition to presenting the philosophy of wabi-sabi, this book includes how-to design advice—so that a transformation of body, mind, and home can emerge. Chapters include: History: The Development of Wabi Sabi Culture: Wabi Sabi and the Japanese Character Art: Defining Aesthetics Design: Creating Expressions with Wabi Sabi Materials Spirit: The Universal Spirit of Wabi Sabi

Wabi Sabi

Wabi Sabi
Author : Beth Kempton
Publisher : Hachette UK
Total Pages : 256
Release : 2018-08-30
ISBN 10 : 9780349420998
ISBN 13 : 0349420998
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wabi Sabi Book Description:

'A truly transformative read' Sunday Times STYLE 'More than ever, we need books like this' Jessica Seaton, Co-Founder of Toast and author of Gather, Cook, Feast A whole new way of looking at the world - and your life - inspired by centuries-old Japanese wisdom. Wabi sabi ("wah-bi sah-bi") is a captivating concept from Japanese aesthetics, which helps us to see beauty in imperfection, appreciate simplicity and accept the transient nature of all things. With roots in zen and the way of tea, the timeless wisdom of wabi sabi is more relevant than ever for modern life, as we search for new ways to approach life's challenges and seek meaning beyond materialism. Wabi sabi is a refreshing antidote to our fast-paced, consumption-driven world, which will encourage you to slow down, reconnect with nature, and be gentler on yourself. It will help you simplify everything, and concentrate on what really matters. From honouring the rhythm of the seasons to creating a welcoming home, from reframing failure to ageing with grace, wabi sabi will teach you to find more joy and inspiration throughout your perfectly imperfect life. This book is the definitive guide to applying the principles of wabi sabi to transform every area of your life, and finding happiness right where you are.

Wabi Sabi Sewing

Wabi Sabi Sewing
Author : Karen Lewis
Publisher : David and Charles
Total Pages : 288
Release : 2018-06-22
ISBN 10 : 9781446376645
ISBN 13 : 1446376648
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wabi Sabi Sewing Book Description:

Twenty sewing projects for home décor and accessories inspired by the Japanese aesthetic that appreciates the beauty of imperfection. Capture the essence of Japanese style in your sewing with this collection of projects inspired by the wabi-sabi concept of “perfect imperfection.” This collection of twenty sewing projects for home decor and accessories is based on the popular Japanese aesthetic of wabi-sabi which celebrates the beauty in the ordinary and imperfect. The projects are grouped according to how we live, for example: living; sleeping; eating and exploring. Sewing and quilting expert and fabric designer, Karen Lewis, has used a limited palette of earthy tones and the best quality natural fabrics including linen, cotton, denim and wool to create a stunning collection of simple, sewn projects. Try out some simple wabi-sabi style sewing techniques such as hand piecing, sashiko embroidery, big stitch quilting, and visible mending to create unique items for your home whether it’s a full-sized bed quilt, simple coasters for your favorite mug or a stunning scarf to wrap up in.

Wabi Sabi Welcome

Wabi Sabi Welcome
Author : Julie Pointer Adams
Publisher : Artisan Books
Total Pages : 224
Release : 2017-06-13
ISBN 10 : 9781579657864
ISBN 13 : 1579657869
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wabi Sabi Welcome Book Description:

“An antidote to the veneer of perfectionism so often presented by books of its kind, Wabi-Sabi Welcome offers readers license to slow down and host guests with humility, intention, and contentment.” —Nathan Williams, founder of Kinfolk Wabi-Sabi Welcome is sharing a pot of tea with friends. It is preparing delicious food to nourish, not to show off. It’s keeping a basket of cozy slippers at the door for guests. It is well-worn linens, bouquets of foraged branches, mismatched silverware, and heirloom bowls infused with the spirit of meals served with love. In this lush entertaining manual, author Julie Pointer Adams invites readers into artful, easygoing homes around the world—in Denmark, California, France, Italy, and Japan—and teaches us how to turn the generous act of getting together into the deeper art of being together. In this book, readers will find: unexpected, thoughtful ideas and recipes from around the world; tips for creating an intimate, welcoming environment; guidelines for choosing enduring, natural decor for the home; and inspiring photographs from homes where wabi-sabi is woven into daily living.

Living Wabi Sabi

Living Wabi Sabi
Author : Taro Gold
Publisher : Andrews McMeel Publishing
Total Pages : 144
Release : 2010-10-01
ISBN 10 : 9780740792939
ISBN 13 : 0740792938
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Living Wabi Sabi Book Description:

Taro Gold inspires and enlightens with Living Wabi Sabi: The True Beauty of Your Life. A blend of Eastern wisdom, feng shui, and the movement toward simplicity, Wabi Sabi is a Japanese expression meaning "wisdom in natural simplicity." Wabi Sabi helps us to see the beauty in imperfection, to discover that our unique flaws also can lead us to our greatest strengths and treasures. No one is perfect – in fact, we all are perfectly imperfect. That is the paradoxical first lesson shared by Taro Gold in Living Wabi Sabi: The True Beauty of Your Life. What is Wabi Sabi? A universal ideal of beauty, Wabi Sabi celebrates the basic, the unique, and the imperfect parts of our lives. Wabi Sabi is the comfortable joy you felt as a child, happily singing off key, creatively coloring outside the lines, and mispronouncing words with gusto. On a deeper level, Wabi Sabi is the profound awareness of our oneness with all life and the environment. It includes a deep awareness of the choices we make each day, the power we have to accept or reject each moment of our lives, and to find value in every experience. Appreciate this and every moment, no matter how imperfect, for this moment is your life. When you reject this moment, you reject your life. You don't have to settle for this moment, you are free to steer a different course, but for now, this moment is yours, so be mindful to make the most of it." Living Wabi Sabi: The True Beauty of Your Life leads us to discover the true beauty of our lives, to know true joy here and now, to reveal the most powerfully positive sides of imperfection. Illustrated with stunning yet simple watercolor art, Living Wabi Sabi: The True Beauty of Your Life is a beautiful keepsake that is sure to become a beloved resource for wisdom in the joy of living.

Wabi Sabi Photo School

Wabi Sabi   Photo School
Author : Jana Mänz
Publisher : XinXii
Total Pages : 108
Release : 2015-06-13
ISBN 10 : 9783959265492
ISBN 13 : 3959265492
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wabi Sabi Photo School Book Description:

Wabi-Sabi Photo School The Beauty of Photography (Deutsch-English) Wabi-Sabi is a japanese philosophic and aesthetic concept which has touched us in a deep way. With the help of our co-author, japanese artist Natsuko Horinouchi-Podzimek, we created an ebook on how we can avail ourselfes of the aesthetics of Wabi-Sabi for our photography. We see Wabi-Sabi as a way for us european photographers to free ourself from the honey trap technology and perfection-mania set up for us. In Wabi-Sabi, there is room for “mistakes”. The most important in Wabi-Sabi is not the perfect photograph but the expression and depth of the image. On the contrary! It is especially the absence of perfection – e.g. the light flares, the blurs, the haziness, the deep shadows – that transforms a prosaic photography into poetry. At the same time the philosophy of Wabi-Sabi is characterized by reduction, modesty, and a symbiotic relationship to nature. There is a truth behind Wabi-Sabi we always yearned to find in photography. In our e-Book “Wabi-Sabi – The beauty of photography” we show you how this concept can help you finding your very own way of photography which is characterized by more depth, substance, and emotions. Photography is more than just technology and fancy gadgets. We are convinced, that photography is pure passion, inspiration, and a wonderful way to express our emotions. So let yourself be inspired by the philosophy of an ancient culture. Find your very own photographic style with the help of our photographic exercises. Free yourself and be the artist you always wanted to be! Content Introduction of Natsuko as an artist Foreword Introduction Wabi-Sabi and the taste of snow The Origin of Wabi-Sabi The Aesthetics of Yūgen Correspondence: Wabi-Sabi Photography in Japan Photographer Kimura Yousuke 木村洋介 Photographer Takashi Kaneko 兼子 隆 Wabi-Sabi Philosophy in Photography Wabi-Sabi-Photo-Exercises Summary Conclusion

Wabi Sabi Painting with Cold Wax

Wabi Sabi Painting with Cold Wax
Author : Serena Barton
Publisher : Penguin
Total Pages : 144
Release : 2015-07-22
ISBN 10 : 9781440340611
ISBN 13 : 1440340617
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wabi Sabi Painting with Cold Wax Book Description:

The ancient philosophy of wabi-sabi honors the imperfect, the transitory and the humble. Cold wax is a perfect vehicle for artists wishing to explore this aesthetic. In this guide, you'll learn how to use this incredibly malleable medium--in combination with oil paint and other mediums--to add layers of texture, atmosphere, depth and meaning to your paintings while developing a more intuitive artistic voice. No matter what your experience level, learning to paint with cold wax will help you approach your work with confidence and a sense of adventure. You will learn a liberating process of texturing, layering, building up and scraping back to create a fascinating "history of surface." Each piece will be the result of elements converging in a one-time-only way, resulting in fiercely original abstract paintings honoring your own process of self discovery. Learn Everything You Need to Know to Create With Cold Wax! • 29 step-by-step demonstrations cover various techniques for working with oil paint and cold wax medium. • Explore dozens of mark-making techniques with a variety of tools, most of which can be found in your kitchen or junk drawer. • Excavate using various approaches for incising, exposing and scraping away layers. • Get inspired as 12 additional artists share their creative processes. Embrace unexpected turns, discover the beauty in simplicity and lose yourself in the process as you join Serena Barton on this creative and spiritual journey.

Bristol Short Story Prize Anthology Volume 10

Bristol Short Story Prize Anthology   Volume 10
Author : Dima Alzayat
Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
Total Pages :
Release : 2019-10-22
ISBN 10 : 9781910089705
ISBN 13 : 1910089702
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bristol Short Story Prize Anthology Volume 10 Book Description:

The 10th Bristol Short Story Prize Anthology brings together an inspiring collection of engrossing stories by 20 scintillating writers from around the globe.

The Wabi Sabi House

The Wabi Sabi House
Author : Robyn Griggs Lawrence
Publisher : Clarkson Potter Publishers
Total Pages : 192
Release : 2004
ISBN 10 : MINN:31951D021763157
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wabi Sabi House Book Description:

A inspirational, illustrated design handbook draws on the ancient Japanese art of imperfect beauty, or wabi-sabi, and the aesthetic principles of Zen Buddhism to explain how to create unique home spaces that incorporate salvage materials, use artisan wares, and remove clutter to present peaceful, intimate rooms. 20,000 first printing.

Handbook of Research on Applied Social Psychology in Multiculturalism

Handbook of Research on Applied Social Psychology in Multiculturalism
Author : Christiansen, Bryan
Publisher : IGI Global
Total Pages : 358
Release : 2021-06-18
ISBN 10 : 9781799869610
ISBN 13 : 179986961X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Research on Applied Social Psychology in Multiculturalism Book Description:

Social psychology is the scientific study of how the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors of individuals are influenced by the actual, imagined, and implied presence of others. In this definition, scientific refers to the empirical investigation using the scientific method, while the terms thoughts, feelings, and behaviors refer to the psychological variables that can be measured in humans. Moreover, the notion that the presence of others may be imagined or implied suggests that humans are malleable to social influences even when alone, such as when watching videos or quietly appreciating art. In such situations, people can be influenced to follow internalized cultural norms. Social psychology deals with social influence, social perception, and social interaction. The research in this field deals with what shapes our attitudes and how we develop prejudice. The Handbook of Research on Applied Social Psychology in Multiculturalism explores social psychology within the context of multiculturalism and the way society deals with cultural diversity at national and community levels. It will cover major topics of social psychology such as group behavior, social perception, leadership, non-verbal behavior, conformity, aggression, and prejudice. This book will deal with social psychology with a direct focus on how different cultures can coexist peacefully by preserving, respecting, and even encouraging cultural diversity, along with a focus on the psychology that is hindering these efforts. This book is essential for researchers in social psychology and the social sciences, activists, psychologists, practitioners, researchers, academicians, and students interested in how social psychology interacts with multiculturalism.