Wabi Sabi

The Japanese Art of Impermanence

Author: Andrew Juniper

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462901611

Category: Design

Page: 176

View: 9068

Developed out of the aesthetic philosophy of cha-no-yu (the tea ceremony) in fifteenth-century Japan, wabi sabi is an aesthetic that finds beauty in things imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete. Taken from the Japanese words wabi, which translates to less is more, and sabi, which means attentive melancholy, wabi sabi refers to an awareness of the transient nature of earthly things and a corresponding pleasure in the things that bear the mark of this impermanence. As much a state of mind—an awareness of the things around us and an acceptance of our surroundings—as it is a design style, wabi sabi begs us to appreciate the simple beauty in life—a chipped vase, a quiet rainy day, the impermanence of all things. Presenting itself as an alternative to today's fast-paced, mass-produced, neon-lighted world, wabi sabi reminds us to slow down and take comfort in the simple, natural beauty around us. In addition to presenting the philosophy of wabi-sabi, this book includes how-to design advice—so that a transformation of body, mind, and home can emerge. Chapters include: History: The Development of Wabi Sabi Culture: Wabi Sabi and the Japanese Character Art: Defining Aesthetics Design: Creating Expressions with Wabi Sabi Materials Spirit: The Universal Spirit of Wabi Sabi

Wabi Sabi

Author: Mark Reibstein

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0316075825

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 8248

Wabi Sabi, a little cat in Kyoto, Japan, had never thought much about her name until friends visiting from another land asked her owner what it meant. At last, the master Says, "That's hard to explain." And That is all she says. This unsatisfying answer sets Wabi Sabi on a journey to uncover the meaning of her name, and on the way discovers what wabi sabi is: a Japanese philosophy of seeing beauty in simplicity, the ordinary, and the imperfect. Using spare text and haiku, Mark Reibstein weaves an extraordinary story about finding real beauty in unexpected places. Caldecott Medal-winning artist Ed Young complements the lyrical text with breathtaking collages. Together, they illustrate the unique world view that is wabi sabi. A New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book for 2008!

Simply Imperfect

Revisiting the Wabi-Sabi House

Author: Robyn Griggs Lawrence

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 1550924702

Category: House & Home

Page: 208

View: 3159

Meaningful living – within your means

Gardens of Gravel and Sand

Author: Leonard Koren

Publisher: Imperfect Publishing

ISBN: 9781880656433

Category: Architecture

Page: 88

View: 3478

A philosophical inquiry into Japanese "dry landscape" gardens and what they might (and might not) mean.

A Tractate on Japanese Aesthetics

Author: Donald Richie

Publisher: Stone Bridge Press, Inc.

ISBN: 0893469742

Category: Art

Page: 80

View: 4984

Sure to be a classic, Donald Richie's concise, profound insights into the mysteries of Japanese

Wabi-Sabi Welcome

Learning to Embrace the Imperfect and Entertain with Thoughtfulness and Ease

Author: Julie Pointer Adams

Publisher: Artisan Books

ISBN: 1579656994

Category: House & Home

Page: 272

View: 3358

“An antidote to the veneer of perfectionism so often presented by books of its kind, Wabi-Sabi Welcome offers readers license to slow down and host guests with humility, intention, and contentment.” —Nathan Williams, founder of Kinfolk Wabi-Sabi Welcome is sharing a pot of tea with friends. It is preparing delicious food to nourish, not to show off. It’s keeping a basket of cozy slippers at the door for guests. It is well-worn linens, bouquets of foraged branches, mismatched silverware, and heirloom bowls infused with the spirit of meals served with love. In this lush entertaining manual, author Julie Pointer Adams invites readers into artful, easygoing homes around the world—in Denmark, California, France, Italy, and Japan—and teaches us how to turn the generous act of getting together into the deeper art of being together. In this book, readers will find: unexpected, thoughtful ideas and recipes from around the world; tips for creating an intimate, welcoming environment; guidelines for choosing enduring, natural decor for the home; and inspiring photographs from homes where wabi-sabi is woven into daily living.

Wabi Sabi

The Art of Everyday Life

Author: Diane Durston

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1580176283

Category: Art

Page: 367

View: 6223

Presents quotes, poems, and prose from Western and Eastern thinkers that describe the Japanese aesthetic, wabi sabi, and encourages individuals to find simplicity and beauty in their daily lives.

Wabi Sabi Style

Author: James Crowley,Sandra Crowley

Publisher: Gibbs Smith

ISBN: 9781586857530

Category: Art

Page: 151

View: 9707

Reveals the sparseness, the minimalism of a rich palette of organic colorsnd textures, the manipulation of light and space, and the exquisitlytylized representations of nature in private gardens that embody the essencef Japanese design.

Wabi Sabi Love

The Ancient Art of Finding Perfect Love in Imperfect Relationships

Author: Arielle Ford

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062098349

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 256

View: 8213

Arielle Ford's Wabi Sabi Love follows the success of her international bestseller The Soulmate Secret by revealing how to make love last forever. Using the ancient Japanese idea of illuminating the beauty in imperfection (known as wabi sabi), Wabi Sabi Love provides all the tools necessary for you to experience more balance, harmony, and joy in your relationship than ever before. No matter what stage of your relationship, Arielle Ford delivers the secret to lasting love. To quote Deepak Chopra: "Wabi Sabi Love weds ancient wisdom and modern concerns to create the formula for a sustainable, loving relationship for years to come."

Arranging Things

A Rhetoric of Object Placement

Author: Leonard Koren

Publisher: Imperfect Publishing

ISBN: 9781880656822

Category: Design

Page: 126

View: 3851

Create a design vocabulary of persuasive arrangements in your home, studio, or workplace.

Which "aesthetics" Do You Mean?

Ten Definitions

Author: Leonard Koren

Publisher: Imperfect Pub

ISBN: 9780981484617

Category: Art

Page: 94

View: 4412

A philosophical/conceptual aesthetics primer for artists, designers, and similarly inclined types.

Wabi Sabi

Timeless Wisdom for a Stress-Free Life

Author: Agneta Nyholm Winqvist

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1616088818

Category: Self-Help

Page: 162

View: 6698

Offers advice on finding inner calm through study of the ancient Eastern philosophy and embracing an efficient and stress-free lifestyle.

Wabi-Sabi Art Workshop

Mixed Media Techniques for Embracing Imperfection and Celebrating Happy Accidents

Author: Serena Barton

Publisher: North Light Books

ISBN: 9781440321009

Category: Art

Page: 128

View: 1960

Are you inspired by the little things, the bits others might overlook? A crack in the sidewalk? The trunk of a fallen tree? Shards of broken pottery? Do you want your artwork to speak to the abstract nature of color, and shape and texture, composition and mood? With Wabi-Sabi Art Workshop, you'll learn to use your appreciation for the simple things in life--the ordinary, the aged, the humble--as your inspiration for making expressive, intuitive art. You will come to embrace imperfection and recognize that, yes, in fact, there is such a thing as a happy accident! The wabi-sabi philosophy of art is probably a little different from what you're used to--it's a style that finds inspiration and beauty in the imperfect, impermanent and humble nature of everyday objects. And there is a special freedom in wabi-sabi's abstract aesthetic, a forgiving approach that celebrates so-called mistakes and fosters an experimental spirit, encouraging you to build up and tear back with abandon. Inside Wabi-Sabi Art Workshop You'll Find: Dozens of inspiration photos and tips for taking your own. 27 traditional haikus. 35 techniques using such diverse media as oil and acrylic paints, alcohol inkers, foils and leaf, pastels, plaster, collage and handmade papers, teabags, paper towels, coffee, crayons, encaustic paints, fibers and more. Lots of Wabi-Sabi Wisdom--tips and troubleshooting. 70 big, beautiful finished pieces of art illustrating featured techniques. Links to online bonus content--step-by-step demonstrations illustrating six additional techniques. Add Wabi-Sabi Art Workshop to your artistic library and expand your artistic horizons today!

Practical Wabi Sabi

Create the Home that Will Make You Happier, More in Tune with Nature, Capable of Meeting Life's Challenges

Author: Simon Brown

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781904760559

Category: Conduct of life

Page: 128

View: 7865

Wabi sabi, which translates roughly as humble beauty, is a practical philosophy that infuses the concepts of ecology & sustainability with human emotions & spirituality. It aims to refine notions of beauty so that you begin to value items that are organic, imperfect, simple & old & your personal connection with them.

What Artists Do

Author: Leonard Koren

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780981484662

Category: Art

Page: 128

View: 7362

An essay about the unique, useful and necessary contribution artists make to society.

Living Wabi Sabi

The True Beauty of Your Life

Author: Taro Gold

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 9780740792939

Category: Religion

Page: 144

View: 8524

Taro Gold inspires and enlightens with Living Wabi Sabi: The True Beauty of Your Life. A blend of Eastern wisdom, feng shui, and the movement toward simplicity, Wabi Sabi is a Japanese expression meaning "wisdom in natural simplicity." Wabi Sabi helps us to see the beauty in imperfection, to discover that our unique flaws also can lead us to our greatest strengths and treasures. No one is perfect – in fact, we all are perfectly imperfect. That is the paradoxical first lesson shared by Taro Gold in Living Wabi Sabi: The True Beauty of Your Life. What is Wabi Sabi? A universal ideal of beauty, Wabi Sabi celebrates the basic, the unique, and the imperfect parts of our lives. Wabi Sabi is the comfortable joy you felt as a child, happily singing off key, creatively coloring outside the lines, and mispronouncing words with gusto. On a deeper level, Wabi Sabi is the profound awareness of our oneness with all life and the environment. It includes a deep awareness of the choices we make each day, the power we have to accept or reject each moment of our lives, and to find value in every experience. Appreciate this and every moment, no matter how imperfect, for this moment is your life. When you reject this moment, you reject your life. You don't have to settle for this moment, you are free to steer a different course, but for now, this moment is yours, so be mindful to make the most of it." Living Wabi Sabi: The True Beauty of Your Life leads us to discover the true beauty of our lives, to know true joy here and now, to reveal the most powerfully positive sides of imperfection. Illustrated with stunning yet simple watercolor art, Living Wabi Sabi: The True Beauty of Your Life is a beautiful keepsake that is sure to become a beloved resource for wisdom in the joy of living.

Making Wet

The Magazine of Gourmet Bathing

Author: Leonard Koren

Publisher: Imperfect Pub

ISBN: 9780981484624

Category: Design

Page: 168

View: 3813

WET was one of the seminal avant-garde magazines of the 1970s. Matt Groening and others got their start here.

Wabi Sabi

A New Look at Japanese Design

Author: Lennox Tierney

Publisher: Gibbs Smith Publishers

ISBN: 9780879058494

Category: Architecture

Page: 90

View: 6088

Health professionals, following their training, still need to keep abreast with developments in their respective fields. This helps them to evolve enabling them to offer good quality care to the children and families in their care. This has become important in the present climate of clinical governance and its emphasis on evidence-based practice.

Wabi Sabi Simple

Create beauty. Value imperfection. Live deeply.

Author: Richard Powell

Publisher: Adams Media

ISBN: 9781593371784

Category: Self-Help

Page: 208

View: 4080

Wabi sabi is an ancient Japanese aesthetic that values the imperfect, the handmade and the simple. By living the wabi sabi life, Westerners would be seeking to find peace and truth through nature, harmony and the little things. Readers can explore all aspects of this wondrous way of life: - Wabi sabi working - doing what one loves and not overdoing it; Wabi sabi eating - valuing the humble and familiar and savouring the exotic; Wabi sabi socializing - gleaning the lessons of the ancient tea ceremony; Wabi sabi creativity - enriching one's life by; valuing individual moments. The author serves as a highly eloquent guide on the reader's journey to a simpler, more fulfilling life