In Praise of Shadows
An essay on aesthetics by the Japanese novelist Jun’inchirō Tanizaki, this book explores architecture, jade, food, and even toilets, combining an acute sense of the use of space in buildings. The author discusses the Japanese sense of beauty and the mixing and changing of traditions influenced by differing technologies and ideologies.
This book offers much more than solely cultural examination or analysis, but also provides interesting discussion around art and the arts, and the presence and placement of shadows therein.
Paperback: 56 pages
Publisher: Leete’s Island Books, First edition edition (December 1, 1977)
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.2 x 8.5 inches