“We find beauty not in the thing itself but in the patterns of shadows, the light and the darkness, that one thing against another creates… Were it not for shadows, there would be no beauty.”
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 is the type of book that all the coolest people you know have on their shelves or in their bibliographies.
– 56 pages
– 5.5 x 8.5 inches
– Published by Leete's Island Books