In Praise Of Shadows


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by Jun'ichirō Tanizaki
translated by Thomas J. Harper and Edward G. Seidensticker
published by Tuttle


An essay on aesthetics by the Japanese novelist, this book explores architecture, jade, food, and even toilets, combining an acute sense of the use of space in buildings. The book also includes descriptions of lacquerware under candlelight and women in the darkness of the house of pleasure.

- paperback: 52 pages
- product dimensions: 165 x 165 mm
- ISBN: 9784805306659