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In praise of shadows


An intimate reflection on Japanese art and architecture from one of the country's greatest novelists. This is an enchanting essay on aesthetics by one of the greatest Japanese novelists. Tanizaki's eye ranges over architecture, jade, food, toilets, and combines an acute sense of the use of space in buildings, as well as perfect descriptions of lacquerware under candlelight and women in the darkness of the house of pleasure. The result is a classic description of the collision between the shadows of traditional Japanese ...

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In Praise of Shadows
2020, Tuttle Shokai Inc, Kawasaki

ISBN-13: 9784805306659


In Praise of Shadows
2018, Naxos Audiobooks

ISBN-13: 9781781981368

Audiobook CD

In Praise of Shadows
2001, Vintage Classics, London

ISBN-13: 9780099283577

Mass-market paperback

In Praise of Shadows
1977, Leetes Island Books, New Haven, CT

ISBN-13: 9780918172020

Trade paperback

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