Concrete

Author: Leonard Koren,William Hall

Publisher: Phaidon Press

ISBN: 9780714863542

Category: Architecture

Page: 240

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This book is a celebration of concrete: collating fascinating and beautiful images of concrete structures from the breathtaking New York Guggenheim to coldly functional aircraft hangars, Concrete will engage anyone interested in architecture and encourage them to think about the sculptural qualities of buildings. Familiar icons by Le Corbusier and Tadao Ando are featured alongside vernacular structures such as petrol stations, vast power plants and London Zoo’s famous penguin pool.
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Wabi-Sabi - Photo School

Author: Jana Mänz

Publisher: XinXii

ISBN: 3959265492

Category: Photography

Page: 108

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Wabi-Sabi Photo School The Beauty of Photography (Deutsch-English) Wabi-Sabi is a japanese philosophic and aesthetic concept which has touched us in a deep way. With the help of our co-author, japanese artist Natsuko Horinouchi-Podzimek, we created an ebook on how we can avail ourselfes of the aesthetics of Wabi-Sabi for our photography. We see Wabi-Sabi as a way for us european photographers to free ourself from the honey trap technology and perfection-mania set up for us. In Wabi-Sabi, there is room for “mistakes”. The most important in Wabi-Sabi is not the perfect photograph but the expression and depth of the image. On the contrary! It is especially the absence of perfection – e.g. the light flares, the blurs, the haziness, the deep shadows – that transforms a prosaic photography into poetry. At the same time the philosophy of Wabi-Sabi is characterized by reduction, modesty, and a symbiotic relationship to nature. There is a truth behind Wabi-Sabi we always yearned to find in photography. In our e-Book “Wabi-Sabi – The beauty of photography” we show you how this concept can help you finding your very own way of photography which is characterized by more depth, substance, and emotions. Photography is more than just technology and fancy gadgets. We are convinced, that photography is pure passion, inspiration, and a wonderful way to express our emotions. So let yourself be inspired by the philosophy of an ancient culture. Find your very own photographic style with the help of our photographic exercises. Free yourself and be the artist you always wanted to be! Content Introduction of Natsuko as an artist Foreword Introduction Wabi-Sabi and the taste of snow The Origin of Wabi-Sabi The Aesthetics of Yūgen Correspondence: Wabi-Sabi Photography in Japan Photographer Kimura Yousuke 木村洋介 Photographer Takashi Kaneko 兼子 隆 Wabi-Sabi Philosophy in Photography Wabi-Sabi-Photo-Exercises Summary Conclusion
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Wabi-Sabi

Art Workshop

Author: Serena Barton

Publisher: F+W Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1440321086

Category: Art

Page: 128

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“Perfectly blending simplicity and complexity, her artwork is quite stunning and has really motivated me to want to use some of her techniques.” —The Altered Page The Japanese wabi-sabi philosophy of art is a style that finds inspiration and beauty in the imperfect, impermanent and humble nature of everyday objects. With Wabi-Sabi Art Workshop, you’ll learn to use your appreciation for these simple things in life 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! Inside Wabi-Sabi Art Workshop you’ll find: Dozens of inspiration images and tips for taking your own photos 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 library and expand your artistic horizons today! “Directions are simple and to the point . . . an enjoyable read. (I know I’ll be pulling it out for rainy day Sundays, just to savor the text and enjoy the illustrations).” —Life Imitates Doodles
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Wabi-Sabi Welcome

Learning to Embrace the Imperfect and Entertain with Thoughtfulness and Ease

Author: Julie Pointer Adams

Publisher: Artisan Books

ISBN: 1579657869

Category: House & Home

Page: 224

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“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.
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Wabi Sabi

The Japanese Art of Impermanence

Author: Andrew Juniper

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462901611

Category: Design

Page: 176

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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
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Wabi Sabi

Finding Beauty in Imperfection

Author: Oliver Luke Delorie

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 178131831X

Category:

Page: 160

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Find beauty and harmony in the unfinished, fleeting, modest, and simple things in life. Learn how to let go of judgment and see things differently. Embrace the ancient Japanese philosophy of wabi sabi and appreciate the imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete. The essence of this slippery, intangible concept can only be found by embracing inevitable discord, disarray, and disfunction in all we see, hear, think, feel, do and say. Seemingly complex, yet delightfully simple, wabi sabi is the spirit of change; the passing of time; the acknowledgement, appreciation and acceptance of the transient and temporary nature of all things in the cycle of life.
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What Artists Do

Author: Leonard Koren

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780981484662

Category: Art

Page: 128

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

Navigating the Contradictions of the New Trend Landscape

Author: Robyn Waters

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440627274

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 894

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From the former trendmaster of Target—how the power of contradictory trends can help reframe your business strategy Contradictions are everywhere! These days we wear Old Navy with new Gucci, Hanes T-shirts with Armani suits, couture Chanel with vintage denim. Suburban mansions are filled with flea market finds, and we show off our Michael Graves teakettle from Target on Viking stoves in our gourmet kitchens that might even include cabinets purchased from IKEA. When Robyn Waters began her career in the late 1970s, a trend was defined as something that everyone wanted at the same time. Fashion and business magazines proclaimed what was "in" and what was "out." Back then, it was fairly easy for companies to determine the next big trend, and ride it all the way to the bank. In today’s marketplace the "next big thing" has been replaced by a thousand next big things. And in order to discover what consumers are hungry for companies need to discover what’s important…to them. Today a cookie cutter approach no longer works. Waters explains that for every trend there’s an equally valid countertrend. In The Hummer and the Mini, Waters explores the new trend landscape and urges companies to stop looking for the one right answer in their industry. There are many good ways to design products, develop a line of goods, merchandise a store, or craft a marketing message. You can thrive by selling huge cars (the Hummer) or tiny ones (the Mini). You can turn something old into something new and desirable (the Vespa) or turn a commodity into a luxury (In-and-Out Burgers at the Oscars). You can even customize a product designed for the masses (personalized postage stamps) or sell less as more (Minute Clinics). Through lively tales of influential trends and countertrends, The Hummer and the Mini will show you how to live with the contradictions, make the most of the inconsistencies, and embrace the paradoxes of business as a source of fresh ideas.
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