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on 3 November 2016
Wonderful little book, where Tanizaki delves into some less immediately obvious aspects of Japanese aesthetic. This needs to be read in context, obviously, and is not meant to be a bible on Japanese aesthetic, just an eloquent author's view on it.
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on 10 February 2018
One of my favourite books. So insightful, and excellent written. Highly recommended it to anyone who love Japanese culture and to all Interior designers and architects.
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on 8 March 2017
Great book which allows to look onto shadows and light question from completely different angle. Usefull for all designers, art people, and also for one who enjoyes dimm rooms and quet nice evenings
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on 27 June 2014
This is a great book with poetic language into which you can immerse yourself.

It is also full of fascinating insights into a lost Japanese way of life; rooms decorated with flecks of gold as the sole source of illumination, women blackening their teeth to accentuate their facial features. How about that for a beauty tip?
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on 20 June 2018
Niche subject and a very thin book but beautifully written, if a little self-righteous in tone. Pleased I bought it.
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on 15 March 2017
Enjoyed this book, especially in the detail the author goes into about paper in one chapter.
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on 29 October 2014
Interesting view into the traditional opinions of the eastern world in terms of architecture and culture.

From a designer's perspective it gives a good basis for context for this demographic and also provides an insight into thinking about things differently. Do not accept what is normal today as the best method, the way things were done in the past might equally have merit.
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on 7 November 2017
Fascinating book for anyone interested in design. Excellent service from seller. Many thanks.
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on 5 November 2017
I enjoyed it, very wise. Well worth reading.
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on 10 April 2018
Such a great text, but poor production values on this particular edition. It seemed like a cheaply produced copy compared to my original edition.
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