In Praise of Shadows

Junichiro Tanizaki

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Vintage Publishing

Published: 03-05-2001

£6.99

An intimate reflection on Japanese art and architecture from one of the country’s greatest novelists.This is an enchanting essay on aesthetics by one of the greatest Japanese novelists.

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An intimate reflection on Japanese art and architecture from one of the country’s greatest novelists.This is an enchanting essay on aesthetics by one of the greatest Japanese novelists. Tanizaki’s eye 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 result is a classic description of the collision between the shadows of traditional Japanese interiors and the dazzling light of the modern age.’Elegant…a delight to read’ Independent on Sunday

Additional information

Weight 0.064 kg
Dimensions 5 × 129 × 198 mm
Page Count 80