In Praise of Shadows
Read by David Rintoul
‘Were it not for shadows there would be no beauty.’ In Praise of Shadows is an eloquent tribute to the austere beauty of traditional Japanese aesthetics. Through architecture, ceramics, theatre, food, women and even toilets, Tanizaki explains the essence of shadows and darkness, and how they are able to augment beauty. He laments the heavy electric lighting of the West and its introduction to Japan, and shows how the artificial, bright and polished aesthetic of the West contrasts unfavourably with the moody and natural light of the East. Dreamy, melancholic and mysterious, In Praise of Shadows is a haunting insight into a forgotten world.
Running Time: 1 h 28 m
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ISBN: 978-1-78198-136-8 Digital ISBN: 978-1-78198-137-5 Cat. no.: NA0311 CD RRP: $17.98 USD Download size: 34 MB Produced by: Red Apple Creative, London Edited by: Red Apple Creative, London Translated by: Thomas J. Harper and Edward G. Seidensticker BISAC: PHI035000 Released: December 2017
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