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The Beauty Of Everyday Things (penguin Modern Classics)

The Beauty Of Everyday Things (penguin Modern Classics)


"Radical and inspiring ... Yanagi's vision puts the connection between heart and hand before the transient and commercial" - Edmund de Waal

The daily lives of ordinary people are replete with objects, common things used in commonplace settings. These objects are our constant companions in life. 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 - the aesthetic result of wholeheartedly fulfilling utilitarian needs. They should, in short, be things of beauty.

Product details

  •  Paperback | 352 pages
  •  111 x 181 x 25mm | 239g
  •  Penguin Classics
  •  London, United Kingdom
  •  English
  •  Translation
  •  0241366356
  •  9780241366356

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