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    • In Praise of Shadows

    • By: Junichiro Tanizaki
    • Narrated by: David Rintoul
    • Length: 1 hr and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    In Praise of Shadows is an eloquent tribute to the austere beauty of traditional Japanese aesthetics. Through architecture, ceramics, theatre, food, women, and even toilets, Tanizaki explains the essence of shadows and darkness, and how they are able to augment beauty. He laments the heavy electric lighting of the West and its introduction to Japan, and shows how the artificial, bright, and polished aesthetic of the West contrasts unfavorably with the moody and natural light of the East.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Powerful evocation of materiality and its aura

    • By T. Prizer on 11-07-17

    Regular price: $12.59