Cover art for In Praise Of Shadows
Published
Vintage Arrow, May 2001
ISBN
9780099283577
Format
Softcover, 80 pages
Dimensions
19.8cm × 12.9cm × 0.5cm

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This is an essay on aesthetics by one of the greatest Japanese novelists. The text ranges over architecture, jade, food, toilets, and combines an acute sense of the use of space in buildings, as well as perfect descriptions of lacquerware under candlelight and women in the darkness of the house of pleasure. The essay forms a classic description of the collision between the shadows of traditional Japanese interiors and the dazzling light of the modern age.

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