All things counter, original, spare, strange; Whatever is fickle, freckled (who knows how?) With swift, slow; sweet, sour; adazzle, dim; He fathers-forth whose beauty is past change:
Praise him.
--Gerard Manley Hopkins

The Beauty of Wabi Sabi

The Beauty of Wabi Sabi

Apr 23, 2013-- In The Beauty of Wabi Sabi, Author Leonard Koren writes about the history of wabi-sabi, a Japanese aesthetic of anything that is imperfect, impermanent, or incomplete, which is, of course, the antithesis of the Classical Western idea of beauty as something perfect, enduring, and/or monumental. Rather, its attraction resides in the inconspicuous and overlooked details, in what is hidden, and tentative. As Koren delves into the meaning of this altered artistic approach, he discovers an attraction to things "rich in rough texture," faded, odd, awkward. He sees it as "materiality pared down to essence with the poetry intact." And his article is in itself pure poetry... (22571 reads)

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