In Praise of Shadows

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Description

An essay on aesthetics by the Japanese novelist, this book explores architecture, jade, food, and even toilets, combining an acute sense of the use of space in buildings. The book also includes descriptions of laquerware under candlelight and women in the darkness of the house of pleasure.

Product Details

Price
$9.95  $9.15
Publisher
Leetes Island Books
Publish Date
December 01, 1977
Pages
56
Dimensions
5.44 X 0.22 X 8.46 inches | 0.22 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780918172020
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About the Author

Junichiro Tanizaki was a major writer of modern Japanese literature who wrote numerous books, including The Makioka Sisters and Naomi: A Novel.

Reviews

"Tanizaki captures in an amusing, flowing commentary on beauty, architecture, drama, food, feminine beauty, and many other aspects of Japanese life the uneasy mixing of two clashing esthetic traditions." --Edwin O. Reischauer, Harvard University