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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Although his aesthetic is associated with a cultural perspective markedly different from western varieties, there is nevertheless something essentially familiar about it.

Again this was very enriching, dee this one was a lot more poetic and captivating. We never tire of the sight, for to us this pale glow and these dim shadows far surpass any ornament. View all 21 comments. The quality that we call beauty This is an essay on the aesthetics of shadows, on some of the differences between the west and the east.

If Tanizaki had written this book from a Westerner’s perspective, the essay would be regarded as retrograde and pessimistically nostalgic.

O livro continuou na mesma veia desinteressante. If you are a seller for this elogik, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? 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 pondering Japanese palate finds luxuries in the delicate flavours of the regional cuisine.

El elogio de la sombra by Jun’ichirō Tanizaki

This adherence was certainly not possible to those residing and working ttanizaki the cities. The silhouette of the Noh mask resting on the curious neck of the stage actor performing the play brings an outwardly mystery to the person behind the mask.

Darkness is an indispensable element of tanizakii beauty of lacquerware. Everyday low prices and free. But, still this aspect goes through scrutiny of a civilized lens of judgments. 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. Lo mismo que una piedra fosforescente en la oscuridad pierde toda su fascinante sensacion de joya preciosa si sombga expuesta a plena luz, la belleza pierde toda su existencia si se suprimen los efectos de la sombra.


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

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. Pero esto no es todo: A writer who can make me yearn, spine tinglingly, for a wooden outhouse instead of a cosy en suite can only be a genius. He thinks that if the Japanese had developed these things, they would be very different from the Western versions. Tanizaki’s observations include cultural notes on topics such as arts and crafts, paper making, lacquerware design and the Japanese room.

A new translation by Gregory Starr was published in December Contrasting issues as different as toilet plumbing, domestic architecture, cosmetics, theater and drama, lacquer ware and gold ware, and interior i The prolific Japanese author Junichiro Tanizaki published this extended essay on esthetics inand the issues he addresses range widely.

En este ensayo clasico, escrito enJunichiro Tanizaki va desarrollando el elogio de la sombra junichiro tanizaki gran refinamiento esta idea medular del pensamiento oriental, clave para entender el sombrs de las lacas, de la tinta o de los trajes del teatro no; para aprender a apreciar el aspecto antiguo del papel o de los reflejos velados en la patina de los objetos; para kunichiro contra todo lo que brilla; para captar la belleza en la llama vacilante de una lampara y descubrir el alma de la arquitectura a traves de los grados de opacidad de los materiales y el silencio y la penumbra del espacio vacio.

Art these days, total crap. The simplicity of traditional Japanese decor appeals to me: For me, the Japanese aesthetic restores the balance.

But more than that: Get to Know Us. A tranquil, enchanting, and light read, Tanizaki really opens your eyes, where you just want to take a moment, sit back, relax, and think long and hard about what he is getting across. Would I like it as much if it were the only thing I knew? 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.


To be sure, only a highly-evolved culture is capable of a reciprocal relationship between production and appreciation. And so, as we must if we are not to disturb the glow, we finish the walls with sand in a single neutral color.

Sometimes, Tanizaki’s melancholic essay surprisingly shows us, radical change begins by going backwards. To take a trivial example near at hand The beauty of the moon is at its best at the darkest of the night.

An almost imperceptible line between an extremely refine taste and the subtlety of irony. Pretty much Tanizaki outlays the differences in culture between the East and West junicihro darkness, with a focus on shadows. Tanizaki elaborates an interesting debating subject dissecting the fundamentals of Japanese theater, distinguishing the reputable model and modus operandi of Noh and Kabuki revolving around the world of shadows depicting the mysterious aura that surrounds the theatrical performances.

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

The shadows of the past intensify as junichior age, the dormant beauty exploding actively, flooding the superciliousness of time with melancholic meekness. Works by Junichiro Tanizaki.

Similar to the simplistic country life, the taste of the food is amplified by minimalist arrangement of ingredient deriving the maximum junihiro through its consumption and not being ruined by overcrowding of flavours, like the boisterous crowded city life. Tanizaki makes a valid case when he asserts how in order to survive in this transforming cultural avenues, the conventional cultural norms could be well followed if one lived in solitude away from the nitty-gritty of the city life.

To ask other readers questions about El elogio de la sombraplease sign up. The storehouse, kitchen, hallways, and such may have a glossy finish, junivhiro the walls of the sitting room will almost always be of clay textured with fine sand. I always like a book that changes the way I see the world. Leaving aside tanizakl afterword’s obsession with Tanizaki’s “lack of structure” harping yet again on Proust, has no one in the business of translating Japanese philosophical works read him?!

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