A Tractate on Japanese Aesthetics

Paperback | July 1, 2007

byDonald Richie

not yet rated|write a review
This provocative book is a tractate-a treatise-on beauty in Japanese art, written in the manner of azuihitsu, a free-ranging assortment of ideas that follow the brush" wherever it leads. Donald Richie looks at how perceptual values in Japan were drawn from raw nature and then modified by elegant expressions of class and taste. He explains aesthetic concepts likewabi, sabi, aware, andyugen, and ponders their relevance in art and cinema today.Donald Richie is the foremost explorer of Japanese culture in English, and this work is the culmination of sixty years of observing and writing from his home in Tokyo. "

Pricing and Purchase Info

$12.49
$14.95 list price save 16%
In stock online
Ships free on orders over $25
HURRY, ONLY 3 LEFT!

From the Publisher

This provocative book is a tractate-a treatise-on beauty in Japanese art, written in the manner of azuihitsu, a free-ranging assortment of ideas that follow the brush" wherever it leads. Donald Richie looks at how perceptual values in Japan were drawn from raw nature and then modified by elegant expressions of class and taste. He expla...

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.

other books by Donald Richie

The Inland Sea
The Inland Sea

Paperback|Oct 20 2015

$27.32$27.95list price
Tokyo Megacity
Tokyo Megacity

Hardcover|May 20 2014

$37.33$39.95list pricesave 6%
Lafcadio Hearn's Japan: An Anthology Of His Writings On The Country And It's People
Lafcadio Hearn's Japan: An Anthology Of His Writings On...

Paperback|Oct 15 2007

$16.53$18.95list pricesave 12%
see all books by Donald Richie
Format:PaperbackDimensions:80 pages, 6.8 × 5 × 0.3 inPublished:July 1, 2007Publisher:STONE BRIDGE PRESSLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1933330236

ISBN - 13:9781933330235

Look for similar items by category:

Customer Reviews of A Tractate on Japanese Aesthetics

Reviews