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In Praise of Shadows by Jun’ichirō Tanizaki

$9.95

Our gallery’s namesake, this essay on aesthetics by the Japanese novelist Jun’ichirō Tanizaki, is a must-read for any student and connoisseur of aesthetics. A brisk 42 pages, it 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. Our favorite quote, “Were it not for shadows, there would be no beauty.”

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Our gallery’s namesake, this essay on aesthetics by the Japanese novelist Jun’ichirō Tanizaki, is a must-read for any student and connoisseur of aesthetics. A brisk 42 pages, it 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. Our favorite quote, “Were it not for shadows, there would be no beauty.”

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Weight .5 lbs
Dimensions 8.5 × 5.5 × .2 in

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