A Tractate on Japanese Aesthetics

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Stone Bridge Press, Jul 1, 2007 - History - 80 pages
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Sure to be a classic, Donald Richie's concise, profound insights into the mysteries of Japanese

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Six-word review: Deft, spare elucidation for Western audience. Extended review: For a Westerner, the aesthetic principles encountered in Japanese paintings, poetry, gardens, and other art forms can be ... Read full review

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As Richie explains in his preface, he has deliberately chosen to write A Tractate on Japanese Aesthetics as a zuihitsu , the form in which many influential Japanese chose to address aesthetic matters ... Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Donald Richie has been writing about Japan for over 50 years from his base in Tokyo and is the author of over 40 books and hundreds of essays and reviews. He is widely admired for his incisive film studies on Ozu and Kurosawa, and for his stylish and incisive observations on Japanese culture.

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