In Praise Of Shadows : Vintage Design Edition

In Praise Of Shadows : Vintage Design Edition

Book Title: In Praise Of Shadows : Vintage Design Edition

Author: Gaston Bachelard

Format: Paperback | 80 pages

Publication Date: 01 Sep 2006

ISBN-13: 9780099283577

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.