By Donald Richie
This provocative e-book is a tractate—a treatise—on good looks in jap artwork, written within the demeanour of a zuihitsu, a free-ranging collection of rules that “follow the comb” anyplace it leads. Donald Richie seems at how perceptual values in Japan have been drawn from uncooked nature after which transformed via dependent expressions of sophistication and style. He explains aesthetic thoughts like wabi, sabi, aware, and yugen, and ponders their relevance in artwork and cinema today.
Donald Richie is the main explorer of eastern tradition in English, and this paintings is the fruits of sixty years of staring at and writing from his domestic in Tokyo.
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