Wabi-Sabi as reflected in our environment, Art and design activities.
Wabi-Sabi - Originally a term that conveyed the essential mood of the traditional Japanese (Zen) tea ceremony; it has since gathered broader connotations and applications. However in short,"Wabi-Sabi" is anti-classical in the western sense, and carries some of the existential "angst" of western philosophy in its awareness of desolation and solitude; transition and the contextual uniqueness of moments in time.
The stoic acceptance, a stance if you like of this awareness and its incorporation into a broader aesthetic of "beauty" and function sets " Wabi-Sabi" apart from the modernist tradition of chrome, steel, plastic and screaming finishes.
Wabi-sabi in buildings and spaces.
Wabi-sabi in Art and Design.
Three dimensional work,collages, and drawings.
Wabi Sabi - Leonard Koren - Stone Bridge Press.
Wabi-Sabi: The Japanese Art of Impermanence- Andrew Juniper - Tuttle Publishing.
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