The Beauty of Everyday Things

Soetsu Yanagi (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$16.00  $14.72
Publisher
Penguin Group
Publish Date
October 08, 2019
Pages
352
Dimensions
4.3 X 7.0 X 1.0 inches | 0.55 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780241366356

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About the Author

Soetsu Yanagi (1889-1961) was a philosopher, art historian, aesthete and poet. He evolved a theory of why certain objects made by unknown craftsmen were so beautiful, and became the founding father of the Japanese folk crafts ("mingei") movement. He helped establish, and was the first director of, the Japanese Folk Crafts Museum.

Reviews

"Yanagi's work is characterized by pure, organic form, an economy of means and material, and an emphasis on beauty in even the most functional and quotidian objects. Over time the designer's work has become, well, timeless." --T: The New York Times Style Magazine

"Radical and inspiring . . . Yanagi's vision puts the connection between heart and hand before the transient and commercial." --Edmund de Waal, OBE, author of The Hare with Amber Eyes

"Soetsu Yanagi's unerring eye has influenced generations of makers. His notion of Zen and the art of design continues to inspire all those involved in shaping our everyday world." --Jasper Morrison, British designer

"It would not be entirely amiss to describe Yanagi's position in Japan as comparable to that of Ruskin and Morris in England. . . . He left as a legacy an aesthetic and religious creed of vital importance to men and women all over the world." --Bernard Leach, British potter

"What impresses me most in Yanagi is the strength of his vision, his direct eye for beauty. His was an immediate and intuitive faculty of an extraordinary kind." --Shoji Hamada, Japanese potter