The Unknown Craftsman

The Unknown Craftsman A Japanese Insight Into Beauty

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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'

Book information

ISBN: 9781568365206
Publisher: Kodansha Europe Head Office
Imprint: Kodansha USA
Pub date:
Edition: New edition
DEWEY: 745.40952
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 230
Weight: 666g
Height: 238mm
Width: 180mm
Spine width: 17mm