Author: Leonard Koren

Publisher: Imperfect Pub

ISBN: 9780981484655

Category: Design

Page: 96

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A follow-up book to the classic Wabi-Sabi: for Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers.
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Author: Mark Reibstein

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0316075825

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: N.A

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Wabi Sabi, a little cat in Kyoto, Japan, had never thought much about her name until friends visiting from another land asked her owner what it meant. At last, the master Says, "That's hard to explain." And That is all she says. This unsatisfying answer sets Wabi Sabi on a journey to uncover the meaning of her name, and on the way discovers what wabi sabi is: a Japanese philosophy of seeing beauty in simplicity, the ordinary, and the imperfect. Using spare text and haiku, Mark Reibstein weaves an extraordinary story about finding real beauty in unexpected places. Caldecott Medal-winning artist Ed Young complements the lyrical text with breathtaking collages. Together, they illustrate the unique world view that is wabi sabi. A New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book for 2008!
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A Rhetoric of Object Placement

Author: Leonard Koren

Publisher: Imperfect Publishing

ISBN: 9781880656822

Category: Design

Page: 126

View: 6211

Create a design vocabulary of persuasive arrangements in your home, studio, or workplace.
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Author: Leonard Koren

Publisher: Imperfect Publishing

ISBN: 9781880656433

Category: Architecture

Page: 88

View: 2521

A philosophical inquiry into Japanese "dry landscape" gardens and what they might (and might not) mean.
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Author: Donald Richie

Publisher: Stone Bridge Press, Inc.

ISBN: 0893469742

Category: Art

Page: 80

View: 6625

Sure to be a classic, Donald Richie's concise, profound insights into the mysteries of Japanese
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Author: Leonard Koren

Publisher: Imperfect Publishing

ISBN: 9781880656242

Category: Architecture

Page: 111

View: 9226

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The Japanese Art of Impermanence

Author: Andrew Juniper

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462901611

Category: Design

Page: 176

View: 6465

Developed out of the aesthetic philosophy of cha-no-yu (the tea ceremony) in fifteenth-century Japan, wabi sabi is an aesthetic that finds beauty in things imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete. Taken from the Japanese words wabi, which translates to less is more, and sabi, which means attentive melancholy, wabi sabi refers to an awareness of the transient nature of earthly things and a corresponding pleasure in the things that bear the mark of this impermanence. As much a state of mind—an awareness of the things around us and an acceptance of our surroundings—as it is a design style, wabi sabi begs us to appreciate the simple beauty in life—a chipped vase, a quiet rainy day, the impermanence of all things. Presenting itself as an alternative to today's fast-paced, mass-produced, neon-lighted world, wabi sabi reminds us to slow down and take comfort in the simple, natural beauty around us. In addition to presenting the philosophy of wabi-sabi, this book includes how-to design advice—so that a transformation of body, mind, and home can emerge. Chapters include: History: The Development of Wabi Sabi Culture: Wabi Sabi and the Japanese Character Art: Defining Aesthetics Design: Creating Expressions with Wabi Sabi Materials Spirit: The Universal Spirit of Wabi Sabi
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Learning to Embrace the Imperfect and Entertain with Thoughtfulness and Ease

Author: Julie Pointer Adams

Publisher: Artisan Books

ISBN: 1579656994

Category: House & Home

Page: 272

View: 7343

“An antidote to the veneer of perfectionism so often presented by books of its kind, Wabi-Sabi Welcome offers readers license to slow down and host guests with humility, intention, and contentment.” —Nathan Williams, founder of Kinfolk Wabi-Sabi Welcome is sharing a pot of tea with friends. It is preparing delicious food to nourish, not to show off. It’s keeping a basket of cozy slippers at the door for guests. It is well-worn linens, bouquets of foraged branches, mismatched silverware, and heirloom bowls infused with the spirit of meals served with love. In this lush entertaining manual, author Julie Pointer Adams invites readers into artful, easygoing homes around the world—in Denmark, California, France, Italy, and Japan—and teaches us how to turn the generous act of getting together into the deeper art of being together. In this book, readers will find: unexpected, thoughtful ideas and recipes from around the world; tips for creating an intimate, welcoming environment; guidelines for choosing enduring, natural decor for the home; and inspiring photographs from homes where wabi-sabi is woven into daily living.
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Author: Leonard Koren

Publisher: Imperfect Publishing

ISBN: 9781880656594

Category: Reference

Page: 141

View: 3326

An author and book designer offers a candid look at his own creations.
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Ten Definitions

Author: Leonard Koren

Publisher: Imperfect Pub

ISBN: 9780981484617

Category: Art

Page: 94

View: 3195

A philosophical/conceptual aesthetics primer for artists, designers, and similarly inclined types.
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Revisiting the Wabi-Sabi House

Author: Robyn Griggs Lawrence

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 1550924702

Category: House & Home

Page: 208

View: 7763

Meaningful living – within your means
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A New Look at Japanese Design

Author: Lennox Tierney

Publisher: Gibbs Smith Publishers

ISBN: 9780879058494

Category: Architecture

Page: 90

View: 2761

Health professionals, following their training, still need to keep abreast with developments in their respective fields. This helps them to evolve enabling them to offer good quality care to the children and families in their care. This has become important in the present climate of clinical governance and its emphasis on evidence-based practice.
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The Art of Everyday Life

Author: Diane Durston

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1580176283

Category: Art

Page: 367

View: 363

Presents quotes, poems, and prose from Western and Eastern thinkers that describe the Japanese aesthetic, wabi sabi, and encourages individuals to find simplicity and beauty in their daily lives.
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Timeless Wisdom for a Stress-Free Life

Author: Agneta Nyholm Winqvist

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1616088818

Category: Self-Help

Page: 162

View: 6656

Offers advice on finding inner calm through study of the ancient Eastern philosophy and embracing an efficient and stress-free lifestyle.
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Create the Home that Will Make You Happier, More in Tune with Nature, Capable of Meeting Life's Challenges

Author: Simon Brown

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781904760559

Category: Conduct of life

Page: 128

View: 2680

Wabi sabi, which translates roughly as humble beauty, is a practical philosophy that infuses the concepts of ecology & sustainability with human emotions & spirituality. It aims to refine notions of beauty so that you begin to value items that are organic, imperfect, simple & old & your personal connection with them.
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The Magazine of Gourmet Bathing

Author: Leonard Koren

Publisher: Imperfect Pub

ISBN: 9780981484624

Category: Design

Page: 168

View: 7647

WET was one of the seminal avant-garde magazines of the 1970s. Matt Groening and others got their start here.
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Author: Leonard Koren

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781611720495

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 40

View: 1816

An intoxicating, illustrated guide to Japan's ritual of hot-tub bathing.
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Create beauty. Value imperfection. Live deeply.

Author: Richard Powell

Publisher: Adams Media

ISBN: 9781593371784

Category: Self-Help

Page: 208

View: 1379

Wabi sabi is an ancient Japanese aesthetic that values the imperfect, the handmade and the simple. By living the wabi sabi life, Westerners would be seeking to find peace and truth through nature, harmony and the little things. Readers can explore all aspects of this wondrous way of life: - Wabi sabi working - doing what one loves and not overdoing it; Wabi sabi eating - valuing the humble and familiar and savouring the exotic; Wabi sabi socializing - gleaning the lessons of the ancient tea ceremony; Wabi sabi creativity - enriching one's life by; valuing individual moments. The author serves as a highly eloquent guide on the reader's journey to a simpler, more fulfilling life
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Inspiration for an Authentic Life

Author: Andrea Jacques

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781988267012

Category: Imperfection

Page: 184

View: 1546

A tasty tea for the soul, Andrea Jacques' book steeps readers in Eastern concepts infused with her Western perspective and charm. Blending equal parts wit and wisdom, it is the perfect companion for sipping on enlightenment and immersing in inspiration a life will-lived.
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