In Praise Of Shadows
An essay on aesthetics by the Japanese novelist, this book 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. This was originally written in 1933, between World Wars I and II. The changes in Japan after WWII make this a period piece. This translation has won a major translation award.
- Derechos de autor:
- 1977 English translation, Foreword, and Afterword copyright by Leete's Island Books, Inc.
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