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Wabi-Sabi For Artists, Designers, Poets and Philosophers

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ISBN-10: 0981484603

ISBN-13: 9780981484600

Edition: 2008

Authors: Leonard Koren

List price: $16.00
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This is an updated version of the enduring classic that first introduced the concept of "imperfect beauty" to the West. Text, images, and book design seamlessly meld into a wabi-sabi-like experience. Wabi-sabi is a beauty of things imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete . . . . . . wabi-sabi could even be called the "Zen of things," as it exemplifies many of Zen's core spiritual-philosophical tenets . . . 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,…    
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Book details

List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Imperfect Publishing
Publication date: 11/1/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 96
Size: 5.63" wide x 8.50" long x 0.39" tall
Weight: 0.616
Language: English

Historical and Other Considerations
A History of Obfuscation
A Provisional Definition
A Comparison with Modernism
A Brief History
The Wabi-Sabi Universe
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
Text Notes
Picture Captions and Credits