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In Praise of Shadows

Author:
Tanizaki, Jun'ichiro

ISBN:
978 1 78198 136 8
Format:
CD-Audio
Pages: List price(s):
17.98 USD
10.99 GBP

Publication date:
8 December 2017

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In Praise of Shadows is an eloquent tribute to the austere beauty of traditional Japanese aesthetics.

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`Were it not for shadows there would be no beauty.' In Praise of Shadows is an eloquent tribute to the austere beauty of traditional Japanese aesthetics. Through architecture, ceramics, theatre, food, women and even toilets, Tanizaki explains the essence of shadows and darkness, and how they are able to augment beauty. He laments the heavy electric lighting of the West and its introduction to Japan, and shows how the artificial, bright and polished aesthetic of the West contrasts unfavourably with the moody and natural light of the East. Dreamy, melancholic and mysterious, In Praise of Shadows is a haunting insight into a forgotten world.

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