En Occidente, el más poderoso aliado de la belleza ha sido siempre la luz. En cambio, en la estética tradicional japonesa lo esencial es captar el enigma de la . Buy El elogio de la sombra by Junichiro Tanizaki, Francisco Javier de Esteban Baquedano (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Free UK. Tanizaki y El elogio de la sombra. likes. In praise of shadows, Éloge de l’ ombre Junichirō Tanizaki.
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Would I like it as much if it were the only thing I knew?
It is also an illustration of the differences between the Japanese tradition of zuihitsu “to follow the tanixakiof which In Praise of Shadows is a most worthy modern exemplar, and the occidental tradition of the essay.
Sin lugar a dudas, es una lectura que recomiendo. Ranging from toilets to hospitals, from architecture to paper, from writing and eating utensils to cuisine and sweets, from theater to feminine beauty, Tanizaki meditates on the differences, as he re them, between East and West – subdued, tarnished, natural versus bright, polished, artificial; the cloudy translucence of jade versus the brilliant sparkle of diamond; the flickering half-light of the candle versus the steady glare of electric light.
Still, there are tanizxki beautiful things here. The quality that we call beauty He contrasts what he views as a Western fascination with light and clarity, newness and brightness, openness and change, with a Japanese focus on subtlety, nuance, mystery, darkness, ancientness, and stillness.
A writer who can make me yearn, spine tinglingly, for a wooden outhouse instead of a cosy en suite can only be a genius. Contrasting issues as different as toilet plumbing, domestic architecture, cosmetics, theater and drama, lacquer ware and gold ware, and interior taniazki The prolific Japanese author Junichiro Tanizaki published this extended essay on esthetics inand the issues he addresses range widely.
Reading it for the second time around after 2. There is a rich thought here about the subjectivity of experience that is missed by Re aesthetics.
He despairs that the Japanese aesthetic is tanizaaki because the old way of life is passing away. Apr 03, George K. Grayling concludes that the difference between the two essayists lies in the “tranquility” of Tanizaki and the “intensity” of Pater.
Grayling has described Tanizaki’s essay on Japanese taste as a “hymn to nuance” and an exercise in mindfulness. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.
But that is subject to one’s personality. Kids are too good for that now. His plea touches my heart. The encounter with yourself under the tenuous radiance of a candle, evoking a somber night, the bright moon a world is gazing at.
In the course of the essay, Tanizaki writes of lamps, stoves, toilets yes toiletspens, paper, glass, lacquerware, ceramics, food, houses, picture alcoves, theater, women, clothing, skin color, and cosmetics.
Tanizaki applies tanizski theoretical perception while arguing the essence of shadow through exemplary significance of electric heaters, architecture, theater, food, ceramics and lacquerware, literature, radio, music systems, the intricacies of Japanese way of life in accordance to its populace and even to the extent of comparing a fountain pen to the elegance of a Japanese calligraphy brush swaying gracefully on a boisterous, coarse paper.
It’s all go go go. We do our walls in neutral colors so that the sad, fragile, dying rays can sink into absolute repose. Refresh and try again. Tanizaki tells a story of when her late husband decided, as he frequently did, to build a new house. The sweetened jelly concocted from red bean paste is rather splendid with its semi-translucent structure; the opaque tinted shadows that hover on this confectionery bring a pleasurable aura to its velvety consistency.
Having frequented Japan quite a few times, even isolated regions, I could not help but find I could df escape light.
NOT coincidentally, Edward Sei The Japanese aesthetics of the bygone days — the book was originally published in The particular beauty of a candle emanating a delicate brilliance that timidly embellish a silent room. Although his aesthetic is associated with a cultural perspective markedly different from western varieties, there is nevertheless something essentially familiar about it.
AC Grayling on a fine study of Japanese aesthetics”. Contrasting issues as different as toilet plumbing, domestic architecture, cosmetics, theater and drama, lacquer ware and gold ware, and interior i The prolific Japanese author Junichiro Tanizaki published this extended essay on esthetics inand the issues he addresses range widely.
Shadows form an integral part of Japanese traditional aesthetic and in the subsequent cyclic philosophy of concealment and revelation through a game of shadows the crucial beauty becomes highly seductive. Sound is good, but too much of it is deafening.
If Tanizaki had written this book from a Westerner’s perspective, the essay would be regarded as retrograde and pessimistically nostalgic. Tanizaki, a product of his time, does dip into appalling racism.