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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 unfavorably against the moody and natural ...

In Praise of Shadows 2020, Tuttle Shokai Inc, Kawasaki

ISBN-13: 9784805306659


In Praise of Shadows 2018, Naxos Audiobooks

ISBN-13: 9781781981368

Audiobook CD

In Praise of Shadows 2001, Vintage Classics, London

ISBN-13: 9780099283577

Mass-market paperback

In Praise of Shadows 1992, Random House (UK)

ISBN-13: 9780224028981

Trade paperback

In Praise of Shadows 1977, Leetes Island Books, New Haven, CT

ISBN-13: 9780918172020

Trade paperback