Unknown Craftsman, The: A Japanese Insight Into Beauty

Unknown Craftsman, The: A Japanese Insight Into Beauty

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craftsman working in a set tradition for a lifetime? What is the value of handwork? Why should even the roughly lacquered rice bowl of a Japanese farmer be thought beautiful? The late Soetsu Yanagi was the first to fully explore the traditional Japanese appreciation for objects born, not made.' Mr. Yanagi sees folk art as a manifestation of the essential world from which art, philosophy, and religion arise and in which the barriers between them disappear. The implications of the author's ideas are both far-reaching and practical. Soetsu Yanagi is often'


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Author(s)
Soetsu Yanagi
Format
Paperback | 232 pages
Dimensions
193 x 242 x 17.78mm | 657g
Publication date
15 Jul 2013
Publisher
Kodansha America, Inc
Publication City/Country
London, United States
Language
English
Illustrations note
black & white illustrations, colour plates
ISBN10
1568365209
ISBN13
9781568365206
Bestsellers rank
43,353