This book, by Leonard Koren, is an updated version of the enduring 1994 classic that first introduced the concept of „imperfect beauty“ to the West.
Wabi-sabi is the quintessential Japanese aesthetic. It is a beauty of things imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete. It is a beauty of things modest and humble. It is a beauty of things unconventional...
Author Leonard Koren was trained as an architect but never built anything—except an eccentric Japanese tea house—because he found large, permanent objects too philosophically vexing to design. Instead he created WET: The Magazine of Gourmet Bathing, one of the premier avant-garde magazines of the 1970s. Koren has produced several books about design (i.e. Arranging Things: A Rhetoric of Object Placement) and aesthetics (Which "Aesthetics" Do You Mean: Ten Definitions).
- Format: 21.6 × 14.2 × 1.5 cm
- 95 Seiten
- Sprache: Englisch
- Verlag: Imperfect Publishing