Wabi Sabi Further Thoughts

Author: Leonard Koren
Publisher: Imperfect Pub
ISBN: 0981484654
Release Date: 2015-03-16
Genre: Design

A follow-up book to the classic Wabi-Sabi: for Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers.

Wabi Sabi

Author: Andrew Juniper
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 9781462901616
Release Date: 2011-12-10
Genre: Design

Developed out of the aesthetic philosophy of cha-no-yu (the tea ceremony) in fifteenth-century Japan, wabi sabi is an aesthetic that finds beauty in things imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete. Taken from the Japanese words wabi, which translates to less is more, and sabi, which means attentive melancholy, wabi sabi refers to an awareness of the transient nature of earthly things and a corresponding pleasure in the things that bear the mark of this impermanence. As much a state of mind—an awareness of the things around us and an acceptance of our surroundings—as it is a design style, wabi sabi begs us to appreciate the simple beauty in life—a chipped vase, a quiet rainy day, the impermanence of all things. Presenting itself as an alternative to today's fast-paced, mass-produced, neon-lighted world, wabi sabi reminds us to slow down and take comfort in the simple, natural beauty around us. In addition to presenting the philosophy of wabi-sabi, this book includes how-to design advice—so that a transformation of body, mind, and home can emerge. Chapters include: History: The Development of Wabi Sabi Culture: Wabi Sabi and the Japanese Character Art: Defining Aesthetics Design: Creating Expressions with Wabi Sabi Materials Spirit: The Universal Spirit of Wabi Sabi

Which aesthetics Do You Mean

Author: Leonard Koren
Publisher: Imperfect Pub
ISBN: 0981484611
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Art

A philosophical/conceptual aesthetics primer for artists, designers, and similarly inclined types.

Arranging Things

Author: Leonard Koren
Publisher: Imperfect Publishing
ISBN: 1880656825
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Design

Create a design vocabulary of persuasive arrangements in your home, studio, or workplace.

Wabi Sabi

Author: Mark Reibstein
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780316075824
Release Date: 2009-05-27
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Wabi Sabi, a little cat in Kyoto, Japan, had never thought much about her name until friends visiting from another land asked her owner what it meant. At last, the master Says, "That's hard to explain." And That is all she says. This unsatisfying answer sets Wabi Sabi on a journey to uncover the meaning of her name, and on the way discovers what wabi sabi is: a Japanese philosophy of seeing beauty in simplicity, the ordinary, and the imperfect. Using spare text and haiku, Mark Reibstein weaves an extraordinary story about finding real beauty in unexpected places. Caldecott Medal-winning artist Ed Young complements the lyrical text with breathtaking collages. Together, they illustrate the unique world view that is wabi sabi. A New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book for 2008!

Gardens of Gravel and Sand

Author: Leonard Koren
Publisher: Imperfect Publishing
ISBN: 1880656434
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Architecture

A philosophical inquiry into Japanese "dry landscape" gardens and what they might (and might not) mean.

Making Wet

Author: Leonard Koren
Publisher: Imperfect Pub
ISBN: 098148462X
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Design

WET was one of the seminal avant-garde magazines of the 1970s. Matt Groening and others got their start here.

A Tractate on Japanese Aesthetics

Author: Donald Richie
Publisher: Stone Bridge Press, Inc.
ISBN: 9780893469740
Release Date: 2007-07-01
Genre: Art

Sure to be a classic, Donald Richie's concise, profound insights into the mysteries of Japanese

Wabi Sabi Welcome

Author: Julie Pointer Adams
Publisher: Artisan Books
ISBN: 9781579657864
Release Date: 2017-06-13
Genre: House & Home

“An antidote to the veneer of perfectionism so often presented by books of its kind, Wabi-Sabi Welcome offers readers license to slow down and host guests with humility, intention, and contentment.” —Nathan Williams, founder of Kinfolk Wabi-Sabi Welcome is sharing a pot of tea with friends. It is preparing delicious food to nourish, not to show off. It’s keeping a basket of cozy slippers at the door for guests. It is well-worn linens, bouquets of foraged branches, mismatched silverware, and heirloom bowls infused with the spirit of meals served with love. In this lush entertaining manual, author Julie Pointer Adams invites readers into artful, easygoing homes around the world—in Denmark, California, France, Italy, and Japan—and teaches us how to turn the generous act of getting together into the deeper art of being together. In this book, readers will find: unexpected, thoughtful ideas and recipes from around the world; tips for creating an intimate, welcoming environment; guidelines for choosing enduring, natural decor for the home; and inspiring photographs from homes where wabi-sabi is woven into daily living.

Hangover Wisdom 100 Thoughts on Wabi Sabi

Author: Chris Garling
Publisher: Lennex
ISBN: 5458906101
Release Date: 2013-02

In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "Wabi-Sabi: for Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of steel. 2. You expect to get pregnant in the next five minutes. 3. You've heard it all.

Wabi Sabi Style

Author: James Crowley
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
ISBN: 1586857533
Release Date: 2005-01-18
Genre: Art

Reveals the sparseness, the minimalism of a rich palette of organic colorsnd textures, the manipulation of light and space, and the exquisitlytylized representations of nature in private gardens that embody the essencef Japanese design.


Author: Leonard Koren
Publisher: Phaidon Press
ISBN: 0714863548
Release Date: 2012-09-03
Genre: Architecture

This book is a celebration of concrete: collating fascinating and beautiful images of concrete structures from the breathtaking New York Guggenheim to coldly functional aircraft hangars, Concrete will engage anyone interested in architecture and encourage them to think about the sculptural qualities of buildings. Familiar icons by Le Corbusier and Tadao Ando are featured alongside vernacular structures such as petrol stations, vast power plants and London Zoo’s famous penguin pool.

Thirteen Books

Author: Leonard Koren
Publisher: Imperfect Publishing
ISBN: 1880656590
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Reference

An author and book designer offers a candid look at his own creations.