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By Donald Richie

This provocative booklet is a tractate—a treatise—on attractiveness in eastern artwork, written within the demeanour of a zuihitsu, a free-ranging collection of rules that “follow the comb” anywhere it leads. Donald Richie appears to be like at how perceptual values in Japan have been drawn from uncooked nature after which transformed by means of based expressions of sophistication and style. He explains aesthetic recommendations like wabi, sabi, aware, and yugen, and ponders their relevance in artwork and cinema today.

Donald Richie is the most important explorer of jap tradition in English, and this paintings is the fruits of sixty years of gazing and writing from his domestic in Tokyo.

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