Wabi Sabi

The Japanese Art of Impermanence

Author: Andrew Juniper

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462901611

Category: Design

Page: 176

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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
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侘寂

Author: Andrew Juniper

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9780804834827

Category: Architecture

Page: 165

View: 889

Wabi sabi, the quintessential Japanese design aesthetic, is quickly gaining popularity around the world, as evidenced by recent articles in Time, The Chicago Tribune and Kyoto Journal. 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 a design style, wabi sabi helps us to appreciate the simple beauty in imperfection--of a chipped vase or a rainy day, for example.
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Lob der Meisterschaft

Entwurf einer japanischen Ästhetik

Author: Jun'ichirō Tanizaki,Eduard Klopfenstein

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783717540793

Category:

Page: 136

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Lob des Schattens

Entwurf einer japanischen Ästhetik

Author: Jun'ichirō Tanizaki,Eduard Klopfenstein

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783717540823

Category:

Page: 91

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Wabi Sabi

The Art of Everyday Life

Author: Diane Durston

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 9781580176286

Category: Art

Page: 367

View: 7523

Presents quotes, poems, and prose from Western and Eastern thinkers that describe the Japanese aesthetic, wabi sabi, and encourages individuals to find simplicity and beauty in their daily lives.
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Wie Tyler Wilkie mein Leben auf den Kopf stellt und was ich dagegen tun werde

Roman

Author: Shelle Sumners

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104024944

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 6131

Stell dir vor, jemand schreibt den Soundtrack deines Lebens. Jemand, der dich liebt. Die romantischste und witzigste Lovestory des Jahres! Dies ist die Geschichte von Grace und Tyler. Auch wenn Grace verzweifelt versucht, es NICHT zu Tylers und ihrer Geschichte werden zu lassen ... Denn sie hat einen sicheren Plan für ihr Leben. Zumindest so lange, bis sie Tyler kennenlernt – den Dogsitter von nebenan. Mit seinem süßen Lächeln und seinen warmen, braunen Augen bringt Tyler ihren Plan durcheinander. Außerdem schreibt er umwerfend schöne Songs. Über sie. Für sie. Und irgendwann schmilzt Grace dahin. Wer kann ihr das verübeln? Doch als Ty mit seinen Songs zum gefeierten Star wird, nimmt das Schicksal eine unglaubliche Wendung und das Leben seinen Lauf ... Eine Geschichte zum Lachen, zum Weinen, zum Träumen und zum einfach nur Glücklichsein. »Shelle Sumners Debüt ist romantisch, witzig und klug. Mitfiebern und Anfeuern ist angesagt, wenn Grace endlich loslässt, ihr Glück versucht und sich verliebt. Man schwärmt und wird schwach, wenn Tyler versucht, ihr Herz zu gewinnen – mit Poesie und Beharrlichkeit.« Adriana Trigiani
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Wabi-sabi for Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers

Author: Leonard Koren

Publisher: Imperfect Publishing

ISBN: 0981484603

Category: Art

Page: 94

View: 8974

An updated version of the classic volume on the beauty of things imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete.
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Samuel und die Liebe zu den kleinen Dingen

Author: Francesc Miralles

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 3548920837

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 2720

Der Literaturdozent Samuel hat es sich in seiner Einsamkeit bequem gemacht - bis ihm eine junge Katze zuläuft, und ihn aus seiner Lethargie zurück ins Leben holt. Schritt für Schritt öffnet sich Samuel für das kleine Glück des Alltags, für Begegnungen, Freundschaften und schließlich für die Liebe. Am Neujahrsmorgen wacht Samuel in der festen Überzeugung auf, das neue Jahr werde ihm nichts Außergewöhnliches bescheren. Doch dann dringt ein eigenwilliger Besucher in seine Wohnung im Herzen Barcelonas ein: Mishima. Mit der jungen Katze verändert sich das beschauliche, aber einsame Leben Samuels von Grund auf. Er freundet sich mit seinem Nachbarn Titus an und begegnet nach dreißig Jahren seiner ersten Liebe Gabriela wieder. Mit ihr kommt die Erinnerung an einen längst verloren geglaubten Moment zurück. Ein bezauberndes Buch für alle, die sich auf unterhaltsame Weise mit den großen Fragen des Lebens beschäftigen wollen.
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Die Wartejahre

Author: Fumiko Enchi

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3688103122

Category: Fiction

Page: 188

View: 957

Wartejahre sind jene langen Jahre, welche die Frauen eines traditionellen großbürgerlichen Haushalts in Japan gemeinsam (und gegeneinander) verbringen. Sie beginnen, als die junge Ehefrau und Mutter Tomo eine grausame Aufgabe übertragen bekommt: eine passende Mätresse und Zweitfrau für ihren Mann auszuwählen. Mit magischer Genauigkeit begleitet Fumiko Enchi erzählend die unmerklichen Verschiebungen im Verhältnis der Hausgenossen zueinander, die mit der Ankunft der schönen Suga beginnen.
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Gestaltung japanischer Gärten

Author: Marc P. Keane

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783800166718

Category: Gardens, Japanese

Page: 184

View: 1136

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A Tractate on Japanese Aesthetics

Author: Donald Richie

Publisher: Stone Bridge Press, Inc.

ISBN: 0893469742

Category: Art

Page: 80

View: 8551

Sure to be a classic, Donald Richie's concise, profound insights into the mysteries of Japanese
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Das Buch vom Tee (Neuübersetzung)

Author: Kakuzo Okakura

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 3730690760

Category: Philosophy

Page: 96

View: 9851

Kakuzo Okakuras 'Buch vom Tee', 1906 erstmals erschienen, ist nicht nur eine zarte poetische Hinführung zum Zeremoniell des Teegenusses, sondern gewährt erhellende Einblicke in die Geheimnisse japanischer Kultur. In sieben Kapiteln erzählt es von der engen Verbundenheit des Teekultes mit Taoismus und Zen-Lehre, schildert seinen Einfluss auf Architektur und Kunst, besonders auf die Blumensteckkunst Ikebana, und verdeutlicht, wie tief die rituelle Teebereitung im japanischen Lebensgefühl verwurzelt ist.
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Japanese Aesthetics and Anime

The Influence of Tradition

Author: Dani Cavallaro

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476603839

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 207

View: 4480

This study addresses the relationship between Japanese aesthetics, a field steeped in philosophy and traditional knowledge, and anime, a prominent part of contemporary popular culture. There are three premises: (1) the abstract concepts promoted by Japanese aesthetics find concrete expression at the most disparate levels of everyday life; (2) the abstract and the concrete coalesce in the visual domain, attesting to the visual nature of Japanese culture at large; and (3) anime can help us appreciate many aspects of Japan’s aesthetic legacy, in terms of both its theoretical propositions and its visual, even tangible, aspects.
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Gustav Klimt

A Critical Reappraisal

Author: Dani Cavallaro

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476631387

Category: Art

Page: 195

View: 2764

 Austrian symbolist painter Gustav Klimt (1862–1918) expressed in his work a fascination with the liminal worlds that underpin his figures and landscapes. His art echoes different styles and traditions yet he has no obvious predecessors or disciples. Offering a critical reappraisal of Klimt, the author explores the threshold universe depicted in a wide range of works from all phases of his prolific career, complemented with references to his correspondence.
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Das Gelbe Haus

Van Gogh, Gauguin. Neun turbulente Wochen in Arles

Author: Martin Gayford

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783905799361

Category:

Page: 400

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Dub

Soundscapes and Shattered Songs in Jamaican Reggae

Author: Michael Veal

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 0819574422

Category: Music

Page: 352

View: 6622

Winner of the ARSC’s Award for Best Research (History) in Folk, Ethnic, or World Music (2008) When Jamaican recording engineers Osbourne “King Tubby” Ruddock, Errol Thompson, and Lee “Scratch” Perry began crafting “dub” music in the early 1970s, they were initiating a musical revolution that continues to have worldwide influence. Dub is a sub-genre of Jamaican reggae that flourished during reggae’s “golden age” of the late 1960s through the early 1980s. Dub involves remixing existing recordings—electronically improvising sound effects and altering vocal tracks—to create its unique sound. Just as hip-hop turned phonograph turntables into musical instruments, dub turned the mixing and sound processing technologies of the recording studio into instruments of composition and real-time improvisation. In addition to chronicling dub’s development and offering the first thorough analysis of the music itself, author Michael Veal examines dub’s social significance in Jamaican culture. He further explores the “dub revolution” that has crossed musical and cultural boundaries for over thirty years, influencing a wide variety of musical genres around the globe. Ebook Edition Note: Seven of the 25 illustrations have been redacted.
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Animals Erased

Discourse, Ecology, and Reconnection with the Natural World

Author: Arran Stibbe

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 0819572330

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

View: 3767

Animals are disappearing, vanishing, and dying out—not just in the physical sense of becoming extinct, but in the sense of being erased from our consciousness. Increasingly, interactions with animals happen at a remove: mediated by nature programs, books, and cartoons; framed by the enclosures of zoos and aquariums; distanced by the museum cases that display lifeless bodies. In this thought-provoking book, Arran Stibbe takes us on a journey of discovery, revealing the many ways in which language affects our relationships with animals and the natural world. Animal-product industry manuals, school textbooks, ecological reports, media coverage of environmental issues, and animal-rights polemics all commonly portray animals as inanimate objects or passive victims. In his search for an alternative to these negative forms of discourse, Stibbe turns to the traditional culture of Japan. Within Zen philosophy, haiku poetry, and even contemporary children’s animated films, animals appear as active agents, leading their own lives for their own purposes, and of value in themselves.
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Wabi Sabi

Finding Beauty in Imperfection

Author: Oliver Luke Delorie

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 178131831X

Category:

Page: 160

View: 8864

Find beauty and harmony in the unfinished, fleeting, modest, and simple things in life. Learn how to let go of judgment and see things differently. Embrace the ancient Japanese philosophy of wabi sabi and appreciate the imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete. The essence of this slippery, intangible concept can only be found by embracing inevitable discord, disarray, and disfunction in all we see, hear, think, feel, do and say. Seemingly complex, yet delightfully simple, wabi sabi is the spirit of change; the passing of time; the acknowledgement, appreciation and acceptance of the transient and temporary nature of all things in the cycle of life.
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