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Beauty of Everyday Things

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  • Beauty of Everyday Things, front of book
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Our lives are filled with objects. Everyday things used in everyday settings, they are our constant companions. As such, writes Soetsu Yanagi, they should be made with care and built to last, treated with respect and even affection. They should be natural and  simple, sturdy and safe—an aesthetic fulfillment of our practical needs. They should, in short, be things of beauty.

Long revered as the authority on craftsmanship and Japanese aesthetics, Yanagi devoted his life and writing to defend the value of craft. In an age of feeble and ugly machine-made things, The Beauty of Everyday Things is a call for each of us to deepen our relationship with the objects that surround us. Inspired by the work of the simple artisans Yanagi encountered on his lifelong travels through Japan and Korea, this now-classic book is a heartfelt defense of modest, honest, handcrafted objects, from traditional teacups to jars to paper—objects that  exemplify the beauty of everyday things. 

  • Author: Soetsu Yanagi
  • Softcover
  • Publisher: Penguin, 2019
  • 352 pages, 7.1" x 4.4"
  • ISBN: 9780241366356 
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  • 5
    It had me at the title!

    Posted by Noreen Winningham on Jan 20th 2021

    For anyone finding themselves self-isolating, this book might just give you renewed perspectives on your surroundings. That why I bought it, and it has more than satisfied!

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