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Wabi-sabi: For Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers

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    Available in PDF - DJVU Format | Wabi-sabi: For Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers.pdf | Language: ENGLISH
    Leonard Koren(Author)

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An updated version of the classic volume on the beauty of things imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete.

Leonard Koren, trained as an artist and architect, writes books about design and aesthetics.

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Book details

  • PDF | 96 pages
  • Leonard Koren(Author)
  • Imperfect Publishing (1 Nov. 2008)
  • English
  • 7
  • Society, Politics & Philosophy

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  • By Warbird on 6 March 2016

    Koren's clarity and thorough discussion of all aspects of wabi-sabi is hugely useful to anyone who doesn't have a Japanese cultural background. I really liked the way he explained the historical marketing incentive for keeping wabi-sabi an inscrutable concept. He sees wabi-sabi as an endangered species even within Japan and the whole book makes a good case for adoption of it's principles by non-Japanese. There are some great pictures too!

  • By David Dunbar on 12 April 2017

    A clear, basic introduction to Wabi-Sabi.

  • By Connie on 6 April 2017


  • By Lucy A. on 30 July 2017

    I dont see the big fuss about this book. Wasn't for me.

  • By L An on 15 June 2017

    Comprehensive, well written and laid out

  • By Aethan Wills on 12 September 2014

    Koren at his best, a short concise introduction to thoughts surrounding imperfection, the incomplete and impermanent. Beauty of Japanese aesthetics in a pocket sized book that packs a punch. I have three copies, one in the studio, one on the bedside table and one in my bag.

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