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El elogio de la sombra (Biblioteca de Ensayo / Serie menor, Band 1) | Junichiro Tanizaki, Julia Escobar Moreno | ISBN: | Kostenloser Versand. In Praise of Shadows is an essay on Japanese aesthetics by the Japanese author and novelist Junichiro Tanizaki selects for praise all things delicate and nuanced, everything softened by shadows and the patina of age, anything. Elogi de l’ombra és un assaig de Jun’ichirō Tanizaki de , en el que es . Jun ‘ichiro Tanizaki (): El elogio de la sombra text íntegre en castellà.

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And I like the night. Tanizaki prefers obscure and hidden things to those directly revealed.

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More than this, however, ‘In Praise of Shadows’ is a homage to the Japanese tendency to beautify things, to bring out the innate artistry of things; “The quality we call beauty, however, must always grow from the realities of life, and our ancestors, forced to live in dark rooms, presently came to discover beauty in shadows, ultimately to guide shadows to beauty’s ends.

We do our walls in neutral colors so that the sad, fragile, dying rays can sink into absolute repose. The quality that we call beauty People used to have time for things, people used to care, people used to have pride.

The shadows of the past intensify as we age, the dormant beauty exploding actively, flooding the superciliousness of time with melancholic meekness.

This is o The quality that we call beauty must always grow from the realities of life, and our ancestors, forced to live in dark rooms, presently came to discover beauty in shadows, ultimately to guide shadows towards beauty’s ends If you don’t have time to read the whole of my review, go ahead and skip the next two paragraphs There is a practice essay prompt in the US College Board’s guide to the SAT book that goes something like “Do changes that make our lives easier always make them better?

I like the minimalism, the subtlety, the naturalness. Out beyond the sitting room, which the rays of the sun at best can but barely reach, we extend the eaves or build a veranda, putting the sunlight at still greater a remove.

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O livro continuou na mesma veia desinteressante. I’d recommend this to those who are super serious about Japanese literature.

The preference for a pensive luster to a shallow brilliance. But it is not only darkness and shadow that the Japanese find beautiful. There must be balance. The descriptions are vivid and are beautifully written, which is not simple when writing about Japanese aesthetics though the essence of this concept is actually the beauty that is in the simple and fleeting things.

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, eloglo 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.

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El elogio de la sombra by Jun’ichirō Tanizaki

Grayling on a fine study of Japanese aesthetics”. Deer prancing, jumping rabbits, sluggish turtles and eagles soaring to the sky on a sunlit wall; an ecstatic scuffle of shadow -animals cheers up the dull wall.

He quite rightly points out that if East Asia had been left to its own devices instead of being forced into the “modern” age in the nineteenth century, it may have “advanced” much more slowly but would have invented technology, devices, fixtures much better suited to the aesthetics of its people than the objects it found itself obliged to receive from its “benefactors.

The apprehensions of the Noh theatre installing high voltage lightings for the viewing comfort in large auditoriumbrings dismay to Tanizaki about the worrisome future of Noh losing its true beauty in such extravagant set up. Another common experience is sadness as an enjoyable technology is superseded.

I guess you could look at this as an anti-modernist book, that floats with a poetic language over a range of tanizaaki in a beautiful and evocative way. Junichiro Tanizaki selects for praise all things delicate and nuanced, everything softened by shadows and the patina of age, anything understated and natural—as for example the patterns of grain in old wood, the sound of rain dripping from eaves and leaves, or washing over the footing of a stone lantern in a garden, and refreshing the moss that grows about it — and by doing so he suggests an attitude of appreciation and mindfulness, especially mindfulness of beauty, as central to life lived well.

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In this dimness, its simplicity and its natural materials, slowly gathering oily grime and wearing away and thereby growing ever more beautifulmake sense; they provide the balance and poetry and mystery that make eloggio quotidian details of life so pleasurable.

El elogio de la sombra (Biblioteca de Ensayo / Serie menor)

Tanizaki talks about wooden furniture, subdued lighting, lacquer-work, Noh plays, and the pleasure of taking good shits. View all 36 comments. Food these days, inedible. It’s all so sensible and natural and yet it is so far removed from our Western preoccupation with clarity and light! I tend to shy away from non-fiction works as a result of their normally dryness in nature, although I found this to be intriguing and of sufficient length that I can feel that I took something from it without having to rummage through hundreds of pages.

The hue may differ from room to room, but the degree of difference will be ever so slight; not so much a difference in color as in shade, a difference that will seem to exist only in the mood of the viewer. It is less of a meditation but more of an unfocused sequence of thoughts. Having frequented Japan quite a few times, even isolated regions, I could not help but find I could never escape light. Everyday low prices and free. This is one of my favourite prompts, as it captures a real tension.

Comparisons of light with darkness are used to contrast Western and Asian cultures. View all 6 comments.

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