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Book: The Beauty of Everyday Things


The Japanese philosopher and aesthete's definitive, hugely influential exposition of his philosophy of folkcrafts, setting out the hallmarks of Japanese design as we know it today: anonymity, quality, simplicity and honesty—and, of course, wabi-sabi, the beauty of imperfection.

By Soetsu Yanagi, Japanese art critic, philosopher, and founder of the Mingei movement (1920s). 

352pp