Wabi Sabi: A New Look at Japanese Design by Lennox Tierney


Sabi (beauty in age and patina, venerable) and Wabi (solitary, less is better, the fresh and new) are just two of the Japanese design principles' lavishly full-color photographs and illustrations throughout this hardcover book 90-page publication. a Glossary of terms gives guidance through all the writings. The book explores the Zen influence on Japanese design, drawing upon anecdotes from the author's own discoveries as a young gaijin (foreigner). The reader is led on a journey through geisha houses, stone gardens, Japanese inns, and one plant garden, ending with the quintessential experience - a tea ceremony.

Condition: Excellent unused condition for the piece is a perfect Hardcover book with dustcover, clean, unmarked, and bright without a broken spine.