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Unknown Craftsman, The: A Japanese Insight Into Beauty, Paperback / softback Book

Unknown Craftsman, The: A Japanese Insight Into Beauty Paperback / softback

Paperback / softback


craftsman working in a set tradition for a lifetime?

What is the value of handwork? Why should even the roughly lacquered rice bowl of a Japanese farmer be thought beautiful?

The late Soetsu Yanagi was the first to fully explore the traditional Japanese appreciation for objects born, not made.' Mr. Yanagi sees folk art as a manifestation of the essential world from which art, philosophy, and religion arise and in which the barriers between them disappear.

The implications of the author's ideas are both far-reaching and practical.

Soetsu Yanagi is often'


  • Format:Paperback / softback
  • Pages:232 pages
  • Publisher:Kodansha America, Inc
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  • ISBN:9781568365206



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