Wabi Sabi

In addition to presenting the philosophy of wabi-sabi, this book includes how-to design advice—so that a transformation of body, mind, and home can emerge.

Wabi Sabi

Wabi Sabi

Developed out of the aesthetic philosophy of cha-no-yu (the tea ceremony) in fifteenth-century Japan, wabi sabi is an aesthetic that finds beauty in things imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete. Taken from the Japanese words wabi, which translates to less is more, and sabi, which means attentive melancholy, wabi sabi refers to an awareness of the transient nature of earthly things and a corresponding pleasure in the things that bear the mark of this impermanence. As much a state of mind—an awareness of the things around us and an acceptance of our surroundings—as it is a design style, wabi sabi begs us to appreciate the simple beauty in life—a chipped vase, a quiet rainy day, the impermanence of all things. Presenting itself as an alternative to today's fast-paced, mass-produced, neon-lighted world, wabi sabi reminds us to slow down and take comfort in the simple, natural beauty around us. In addition to presenting the philosophy of wabi-sabi, this book includes how-to design advice—so that a transformation of body, mind, and home can emerge. Chapters include: History: The Development of Wabi Sabi Culture: Wabi Sabi and the Japanese Character Art: Defining Aesthetics Design: Creating Expressions with Wabi Sabi Materials Spirit: The Universal Spirit of Wabi Sabi

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Wabi Sabi
Language: en
Pages: 176
Authors: Andrew Juniper
Categories: Design
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-12-10 - Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

Developed out of the aesthetic philosophy of cha-no-yu (the tea ceremony) in fifteenth-century Japan, wabi sabi is an aesthetic that finds beauty in things imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete. Taken from the Japanese words wabi, which translates to less is more, and sabi, which means attentive melancholy, wabi sabi refers to
Wabi-sabi for Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers
Language: en
Pages: 94
Authors: Leonard Koren
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008 - Publisher: Imperfect Publishing

An updated version of the classic volume on the beauty of things imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete.
Wabi Sabi
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Beth Kempton
Categories: Self-Help
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-08-30 - Publisher: Hachette UK

'A truly transformative read' Sunday Times STYLE 'More than ever, we need books like this' Jessica Seaton, Co-Founder of Toast and author of Gather, Cook, Feast A whole new way of looking at the world - and your life - inspired by centuries-old Japanese wisdom. Wabi sabi ("wah-bi sah-bi") is
Wabi-Sabi Welcome
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: Julie Pointer Adams
Categories: House & Home
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-06-13 - Publisher: Artisan Books

“An antidote to the veneer of perfectionism so often presented by books of its kind, Wabi-Sabi Welcome offers readers license to slow down and host guests with humility, intention, and contentment.” —Nathan Williams, founder of Kinfolk Wabi-Sabi Welcome is sharing a pot of tea with friends. It is preparing delicious
Living Wabi Sabi
Language: en
Pages: 144
Authors: Taro Gold
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-10-01 - Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

Taro Gold inspires and enlightens with Living Wabi Sabi: The True Beauty of Your Life. A blend of Eastern wisdom, feng shui, and the movement toward simplicity, Wabi Sabi is a Japanese expression meaning "wisdom in natural simplicity." Wabi Sabi helps us to see the beauty in imperfection, to discover

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