Details

Publish Date

7/1/07

# of Pages

80

Dimensions

5 x 6.8"

Price (Print/Ebook)

$9.95/$7.95

PISBN

9781933330235

EISBN

9780893469740

A Tractate on Japanese Aesthetics

This provocative book is a tractate, a treatise, on beauty in Japanese art, written in the manner of a zuihitsu, a free-ranging assortment of ideas that follow the brush wherever it leads. Donald Richie looks at how perceptual values in Japan were drawn from raw nature and then modified by elegant expressions of class and taste. He explains aesthetic concepts like wabi, sabi, aware, and yugen, and ponders their relevance in art and cinema today.

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