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In Praise of Shadows (Unabridged)

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In Praise of Shadows (Unabridged)
ISBN: 9781781981375
Download Size: 67 Mb
Running Time (H:M): 01:28:02
Release Date: January 2017
Originally recorded in 2017
Author
Jun'ichiro Tanizaki
Producer
Samuel Howard
Reader
David Rintoul
Genre:
Spoken Word
Non-fiction

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In Praise of Shadows (Unabridged)
Jun'ichiro Tanizaki
Read by David Rintoul
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 unfavourably with the moody and natural light of the East. Dreamy, melancholic and mysterious, In Praise of Shadows is a haunting insight into a forgotten world.




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