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Unknown Craftsman, The: A Japanese Insight Into Beauty (Paperback)
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Unknown Craftsman, The: A Japanese Insight Into Beauty (Paperback)

Paperback 232 Pages / Published: 15/07/2013
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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

Publisher: Kodansha America, Inc
ISBN: 9781568365206
Number of pages: 232
Weight: 657 g
Dimensions: 242 x 193 x 18 mm

"Yanagi pinpoints qualities of 'true' beauty with an authority that hardly allows us to differ. As does Solzhenitsyn, he feels that beauty is a real entity and not different from truth." --Craft Horizons

"This book is a quiet manifesto for the preservation and enhancement of crafts." --Washington Post

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