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En Occidente, el más poderoso aliado de la belleza ha sido siempre la luz. En cambio, en la estética tradicional japonesa lo esencial es captar el enigma de la . Buy El elogio de la sombra by Junichiro Tanizaki, Francisco Javier de Esteban Baquedano (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Free UK. Tanizaki y El elogio de la sombra. likes. In praise of shadows, Éloge de l’ ombre Junichirō Tanizaki.

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Eloquently, Tanizaki elucidates the tantalizing aura of Japanese cuisine asserting the glorious food to be a form of meditation. Soup served in lacquer bowls so you can’t see what’s in it properly and chilly outdoor toilets are tanizaku preferably, aesthetically speaking, to pale ceramic dishes and sparkling tiles.

The parlor may have its charms, but the Japanese toilet truly is a place of spiritual repose. The tanizaik notion of the universe being created from nothingness and in due course all living organism will disintegrate into the darkness of oblivion, bestows the world of shadows with a spirituality of aesthetic ideals where the humility of imperfection and reticence of impermanence expunge the haughtiness of illuminated perfection.

Kids these days, no respect.

From the designs of temples and how the architecture of the building s corroborates with the shadows that add that touching effect to the beauty of it to everyday lighting of streets or artificial lighting of traditional Japanese theaters. And that would be fine.

It’s all so sensible and natural and yet it is so far removed from our Western preoccupation with clarity and light! The Japanese aesthetics of the bygone days — the book was originally published in Tanizaki tells a story of when her late husband decided, as he frequently did, to build a new house.

Suppose for instance that we had developed our own physics and chemistry: The possibility of the diminishing aesthetical darkness that had once augmented the veiled beauty of Noh into a mystical world of realistic fantasy is feared with raging odds of the regal art being another commonplace theatrical facade.


It’s been a year or so since I read it–but I still recall his image of enamelwork which is garish and awful in broad daylight, but has incredible beauty and charm in low light–which is not a defect, as we would see in Western culture, but simply that it’s designed to be seen in that mysterious light of the traditional Japanese structure.

Some of his works present a rather shocking world of elpgio and destructive erotic obsessions; others, less sensational, subtly portray the dynamics of family life in the context of the rapid changes in 20th-century Japanese society. Este livro tem de ser mais que isto.

Somewhere along the centuries it wasn’t considered wise to have everything in the eye of the beholder, so beauty pushed all else out and has reigned supreme till this day. Much shorter than the author’s novels, this book is eloigo small meditative work of 73 pages, of which 59 are the essay eloogio.

It’s all so sensible and natural and yet sombea is so far removed from our Western preoccupation with clarity and light! View all 21 comments. But that is subject to one’s personality. Still, there are many beautiful things here. Tanizaki tells a story of when her late husband decided, as he frequently did, to build a new house. After all, academia does love its tanizaoi, does it not? We do our walls in neutral colors so that the sad, fragile, dying rays can sink into absolute repose.

Jul 14, Akemi G. Trivia About In Praise of Shadows. For nearly years, although not entirely secluded under the Sakoku policy, Japan still remained culturally aloof from the world until the late So you decide to sit back and take utter delight in the immaculate performancethe beauty of the Noh enhanced amid the shadows of the mask, its mystery deepening in the crimson flush swept across the underneath skin.

The golden tint engraved into the creative depths of the lacquerware radiation its regal opulence through the maze of shadows. Sin lugar a dudas, es una lectura que recomiendo.


Bonus star for brevity.

Junichiro Tanizaki, El elogio de la sombra

Might it not be even better if we used some of the organic whole spmbra flour in the cupboard to make real honest-to-goodness home-baked bread? Ellogio are so many of them, not to mention all the LED lights from appliances that once were luxuries and now are necessities. The work has been praised for its insight and relevance into issues of modernity and culture, [6] and Tanizaki has been called an “ecological prophet”.

He tells of a moon-viewing ruined by all the electric lights. Tanizaki talks about wooden furniture, subdued lighting, lacquer-work, Sombraa plays, and the pleasure of taking good shits.

I found the short work worth reading and thinking about. Kids these days, no respect. A book on beauty has its share of ugliness; people’s skin and supposed degrees of purity.

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In any case, I am satisfied that Tanizaki concluded that change is change, and to forgo the accommodations of technology for the sake of warmly tinted toilet rooms and complete lack of utilities was beyond his standard of comfortable living. O livro continuou na mesma veia desinteressante. Bonus star for br Sort of a Japanese Grandpa Simpson.

Frequently his stories are narrated in the context of a search for cultural identity in which constructions of “the West” and “Japanese tradition” are juxtaposed. It always stands apart from the main building, at the sombar of a corridor, in a grove fragrant with leaves and moss. Another humorous anecdote comes up in the afterword penned by Thomas J.

Every detail to avoid the disruption of harmony in a Japanese room.