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Review: Wabi-Sabi: for Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers

User Review  - Antonia - Goodreads

Wabi-sabi is a philosophy on the aesthetics from a different angle. Originating in Japan in the 16th-century, wabi-sabi seeks the beauty of things imperfect. Leonard Koren provides a tremendous ... Read full review

Review: Wabi-Sabi: for Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers

User Review  - Elizabeth Andrew - Goodreads

A precise, elegant definition of wabi-sabi. This book explains wabi-sabi's aesthetic simply, and it demonstrates wabi-sabi with its methodology and images. Just excellent. "All things are incomplete ... Read full review

Review: Wabi-Sabi: for Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers

User Review  - Bruce - Goodreads

A very thorough and subtle account of Wabi-Sabi, a highly recommended starting point. Read full review

Review: Wabi-Sabi: for Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers

User Review  - Jiri - Goodreads

The book explains the subject really well, and in quite a poetic language. The text tends to be meditative, but it also provides a lot of background information on the history and origins of wabi-sabi ... Read full review

Review: Wabi-Sabi: for Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers

User Review  - Tim Thirion - Goodreads

I do find it a little strange to have read a book on wabi-sabi, a seemingly non-verbal aesthetic. The author even comments in the beginning that many Japanese would feel that rationalizing such a ... Read full review

Review: Wabi-Sabi: for Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers

User Review  - Glen - Goodreads

A nice little introductory volume that touches on the philosophy behind the Japanese aesthetic of wabi-sabi. Imperfection and impermanence are at the heart of the universe, nothing is forever and ... Read full review

Review: Wabi-Sabi: for Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers

User Review  - Ceilidh Newbury - Goodreads

Very interesting concepts. Gave me a clear understanding of aesthetics of Wabi Sabi, but I am interested in seeing how these ideas have been used in other art forms. Read full review

Review: Wabi-Sabi: for Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers

User Review  - Emi - Goodreads

Disappointing. I thought there would be more to this book. It's unclear how it is specifically "for Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers." Feel a bit misled by the title. Read full review

Review: Wabi-Sabi: for Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers

User Review  - Nancy - Goodreads

I will be reading this again. Read full review

Review: Wabi-Sabi: for Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers

User Review  - M - Goodreads

A good basic primer on a useful and elegant adjective. If you don't know the word already or want to explore its meaning more throughly, check out this piece. It won't take you long to get through. Read full review

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