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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A man who strictly emphasized on my cursive calligraphy, my domestic and public etiquette, the immaculate English pronunciations and everything that spelled the norms of a Western cultural demeanor, was never able to let go his toilet preferences. As much as I despised the functioning of an Indian toilet, my grandfather loathed its English counterpart. Sound is good, but too much of it is sombrs. After all, academia does zombra its irony, does it not?
Taniizaki contrasts what he views as a Western fascination with light and clarity, newness and brightness, openness and change, with a Japanese focus on subtlety, nuance, mystery, darkness, ancientness, and stillness. The subtle chase between you and the devious shadow; toughening with every stomp on the dried grey asphalt while queries of whether you have lost your marbles looming in the humid air.
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. Just a note–the small size of this book makes a charming gift.
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Tanizaki, a product of In Praise of Shadows is an essay on beauty. Shiny, gleaming surfaces are important and appear clean and fresh.
Every detail to avoid the disruption of harmony in a Japanese room. AC Grayling on a fine study of Japanese aesthetics”. Out beyond the sitting room, which the rays of the sun at best can but taanizaki reach, we extend the eaves or build a veranda, putting the sunlight at still greater a remove. Bonus star for brevity.
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In the west people tend to emphasize light in their environment And, yet you fear that the rigid revelation would destroy the beauty that lingers for hours after the end of the final act. What happened to sitting in the dark, poking yourself in the eye with a stick? There is a rich thought here about the subjectivity of experience that is missed by Western aesthetics.
Never had this annoyingly bright screen and the artificial bulb that lights up the sultry room where I am typing these words seemed more unappealing or devoid of grace to me.
The shadows of the past intensify as we age, the dormant beauty exploding actively, flooding the superciliousness of time with melancholic meekness. Along with all the elements mentioned above, the free floating form of zuihitsu permits Tanizaki to comment on the complaints of the elderly, street lights, even throw in a recipe for a special kind of sushi.
View all 6 comments. Even here in Australia I feel that way, but in Japan these days you are immersed in it, and I’m not just talking about the tourist attractions with flashing lights everywhere.
He tells of a moon-viewing ruined by all the electric lights. Quotes from El elogio de la s This page was last edited on 19 Aprilat Ranging from toilets to hospitals, from architecture to paper, from writing and eating utensils to cuisine and sweets, from theater to feminine beauty, Tanizaki meditates on the differences, as he sees them, between East and West – subdued, tarnished, natural versus bright, polished, artificial; the cloudy translucence of jade versus the brilliant sparkle of diamond; the flickering half-light of the candle versus the steady glare of electric light.
The peculiarity of shadows through which the beauty of an object excels seems to be diminishing with the onset of modern times. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Things were so much better before refrigeration and antibiotics.
Junichiro Tanizaki, El elogio de la sombra
e,ogio Reading it for the second time around after 2. The West, in its striving for progress, is presented as continuously searching for light and clarity, while the subtle and subdued forms of oriental art and literature are seen by Tanizaki to represent an appreciation of shadow and subtlety, closely relating to the traditional Japanese concept of sabi.
Much as it is dr Mishima less, actually, what with Tanizaki’s increased heteronormativityI don’t know what it is about this long dead Japanese man’s writing that keeps me coming back, but I’m not one to criticize providence; leastwise, not much.