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by Diane Durston

  • Author: Diane Durston
  • ISBN: 1580176283
  • ISBN13: 978-1580176286
  • ePub: 1985 kb | FB2: 1298 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: History & Criticism
  • Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC (August 1, 2006)
  • Pages: 368
  • Rating: 4.6/5
  • Votes: 659
  • Format: lit azw docx lrf
Wabi Sabi: The Art of Everyday Life ePub download

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Wabi Sabi: The Art of Everyday Life. Wabi Sabi is a Japanese expression meaning "wisdom in natural simplicity. In Taro Gold's latest book we find easy, practical advice based on the lessons of Wabi Sabi to create the joyful life of our dreams. Living Wabi Sabi" helps us to see the beauty in imperfection and to discover that our so-called flaws can also lead us to our greatest strengths and treasures. When we know this fundamental joy here and now, we can reveal the most powerful and positive sides of imperfection. Living Wabi Sabi" is an exquisite keepsake and guide to the joy of living.

Turning to Eastern traditions, people are discovering the Japanese concept of wabi sabi. The perfect antidote to today’s frenzied, consumer-oriented culture, wabi sabi encourages slowing down, living modestly, and appreciating the natural and imperfect aspect of material culture. While defying definition, wabi sabi is best expressed in brief, evocative bites.

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Diane Durston lived in Japan for 18 years and has served as a cultural consultant on Japan for corporations, universities, and museums, including the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. She is the author of Wabi Sabi, Old Kyoto, and Kyoto: Seven Paths to the Heart of the City. Durston lives in Portland, Oregon. Books by Diane Durston.

Wabi Sabi: The Art of Everyday Life: Diane Durston: 9781580176286. 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. Selling donated used books to benefit orphans and vulnerable kids both locally and globally. selling thousands of books to support orphans, foster children, and families. Wabi Sabi: The Art of Everyday Life.

Embrace tranquil simplicity, rustic elegance, and imperfect beauty. Diane Durston’s meditation on the Japanese philosophy of wabi sabi will inspire you to focus on the blessings hiding in your daily life. Celebrating the way things are rather than how they should be, Durston encourages you to bask in the subtle joys of the natural world and cultivate an appreciation for everyday objects. Step back from the hectic modern world and find enjoyment and gratitude as you explore the ancient and powerful concepts of wabi sabi.
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I purchased this book in spite of some of the negative and rather harsh reviews. I am so glad that I did. While tiny in size it is very thick and full of little gems of wisdom that "inspire us discover the humble beauty in our daily lives." A concept we seem to have lost in the American culture and way of life. Yes, some of the quotes are by western individuals, but they are relevant to the concept of wabi sabi. I think she sums up her reason for using quotes from other cultures in the introduction to the book. :"The deeply human feelings about art and life that inform wabi sabi are universal as the passages and quotes in this book from various cultures and times suggest." I wish that people who feel the need to write a negative review would refrain from being so harsh and sometimes downright nasty. What purpose does that serve? If you don't like a book, just state why you didn't like it and let it go at that.
Beydar
Wonderful & insightful. A peaceful read.
Reading this is the perfect way to end the day.
Helps you to see the simple art around you.
Keth
Makes you think about our place in this impermanent world
Sarin
This cute book didnt even come close to being good. Sorry
Kadar
He loves it - great inspirational messages.
bass
love this
Phain
I cannot comment for myself on the book, but the person I bought it for was very pleased with it.
This sounded like a book about wabi sari but it is just a bunch of quotes with a thin explanation of things. The quotes don't mean much when one does not understand what is wabi sari. If it didn't cost so much to send it back I would have. Gave it to Savers.
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