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In praise of shadows

Jun"ichirЕЌ Tanizaki

In praise of shadows

by Jun"ichirЕЌ Tanizaki

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Published by Tuttle in Tokyo .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementJuni"ichiro Tanizaki ; translated by Thomas J Harper and Edward G Seidensticker.
The Physical Object
Pagination48p.
Number of Pages48
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22807377M
ISBN 10480530488X

This is an enchanting essay on aesthetics by one of the greatest Japanese novelists. Tanizaki's eye ranges over architecture, jade, food, toilets, and combines an acute sense of the use of space in buildings, as well as perfect descriptions of lacquerware under candlelight and women in the darkness of the house of pleasure. The result is a classic description of the collision between /5(18). In Praise of Shadows (陰翳礼讃, In'ei Raisan) is the title of a short book on aesthetics by the Japanese author and novelist Jun'ichirō Tanizaki. It was translated into English by the academic students of Japanese literature Thomas Harper and Edward Seidensticker.

  Last time out in Kakuzo Okakura’s magnificent The Book of Tea, I had a look at how the beverage has influenced the world over thousands of time, I’m reviewing Jun’ichirō Tanizaki’s ( – ) In Praise of Shadows, which is another Japanese essay steeped in Eastern mysticism and other such delights. In Praise of Shadows An intimate reflection on Japanese art and architecture from one of the country's greatest novelists. This is an enchanting essay on aesthetics by one of the greatest Japanese novelists.

  ‘In Praise of Shadows’ is a book first published in by the notable Japanese author Junichiro Tanizaki. The beating heart of the text is a deeply poetic and graceful exploration of: what beauty means, and where it is to be found. Book Description Leetes Island Books 12/1/, Paperback or Softback. Condition: New. In Praise of Shadows. Book. Seller Inventory # BBS More information about this seller | Contact this seller/5(K).


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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. In Praise of Shadows - Jun'ichirō Tanizaki BOOK REVIEW Better Than Food In Praise of Shadows (Morris Berman Charles Baudelaire - Les Fleurs du Mal (and Selected Poems) BOOK REVIEW.

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The book also includes descriptions of laquerware under candlelight and women in the darkness of the house of pleasure. "In Praise of Shadows" is a collection of essays by Junichiro Tanizaki, a Japanese author and essayist, discussing the sensation of beauty that is unique to Japan.

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