1,620 ratings — #5. Outstanding, stylish, readable and elegant. Simultaneously I also purchased the Koren book Wabi-Sabi: for Artists, Designers, Poets and Philosophers. 9 ratings — Explains it deeply and accessibly at the same time." Reviewed in the United States on March 6, 2018. It's a fantastic read and speaks very directly to the complex nature of wabi wabi and what it means, both to Japanese and to westerners. Create Peerless Beauty. It's good. Writer. Unable to add item to List. In this book, artist and writer Leonard Koren introduces the concept of the Japanese tradition of wabi-sabi : the beauty of incomplete, imperfect, impermanent things . Please try again. 218 ratings — If you are looking for a book on wabi sabi that is elegantly written, stylish, easily understood and eminently readable, this is the one. Please try your request again later. Highly recommended. Amazon.in - Buy Wabi Sabi: The Japanese Art of Impermanence book online at best prices in India on Amazon.in. It is a con-cept derived from the Buddhist assertion of the first noble truth: Dukkha, or in Japanese, mujyou (impermanence). As a visual artist with a little knowledge on the wabi-sabi concept, I was excited when I found this book. It seemed impossible to capture the spirit and power of such a Zen idea in words, but this author succeeded. There was a problem loading your book clubs. Gradually, Read more about Wabi … published 2015, avg rating 4.36 — Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. “As dusk approaches in the hinterlands, a traveler ponders shelter for the night. In fact, both words expressed negative feelings. . This was the best of the three for me. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. Free delivery on qualified orders. A great overview to the ideology and influence of wabi sabi without becoming overwhelming, this is succinct, thoughtful text that will benefit anyone who wants to have a better understanding of and appreciation for the acceptance of imperfection and mortality in all things. . 13,157 ratings — 109 ratings — Everything I wanted to know and more, and I immediately bought a book on Haiku to help me better use my new understanding. concepts. In carefully thought out comparisons he clarifes the qualities of Wabi Sabi as opposed to the qualities of western art. Minimalist. I would have liked more pictures. Nothing is perfect. Twenty-plus years after the initial publication of Wabi-Sabi: for Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers, Leonard Koren is back with further insights into this seminal aesthetic paradigm. I read this book originally for research on Buddhism and the concept of wabi-sabi. Everything I wanted to know and more, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 25, 2017. 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