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In Praise of Shadows - by Junichiro Tanizaki (Paperback)

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  • 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.
  • About the Author: Junichiro Tanizaki was a major writer of modern Japanese literature who wrote numerous books, including The Makioka Sisters and Naomi: A Novel.
  • 56 Pages
  • Philosophy, Aesthetics

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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.



Review Quotes




"Tanizaki captures in an amusing, flowing commentary on beauty, architecture, drama, food, feminine beauty, and many other aspects of Japanese life the uneasy mixing of two clashing esthetic traditions." --Edwin O. Reischauer, Harvard University



About the Author



Junichiro Tanizaki was a major writer of modern Japanese literature who wrote numerous books, including The Makioka Sisters and Naomi: A Novel.
Dimensions (Overall): 8.3 Inches (H) x 5.3 Inches (W) x .3 Inches (D)
Weight: .2 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 56
Genre: Philosophy
Sub-Genre: Aesthetics
Publisher: Leetes Island Books
Format: Paperback
Author: Junichiro Tanizaki
Language: English
Street Date: December 1, 1977
TCIN: 11759406
UPC: 9780918172020
Item Number (DPCI): 248-20-0247
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship weight: 0.2 pounds
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