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THE TEABOWL : EAST AND WEST by Bonnie Kemske

The teabowl has become an iconic form in contemporary ceramics. Having travelled from Japan, where it was an inherent part of chanoyu, or tea ceremony, it has evolved and adapted to become something very different in the West. - Bloomsbury Publishing

SOETSU YANAGI : SELECTED ESSAYS ON JAPANESE FOLK CRAFTS

Sixteen essays by Soetsu Yanagi, key figure of the Japanese folk craft (Mingei) movement. A must read for anybody who liked Yanagi's book The Unknown Craftsman: A Japanese Insight into Beauty. - Highly recommended. Published by JPIC | Hardcover | ISBN 978-4-916055-75-0 | 246 pages | March 2017

SOPHIE WALKER : THE JAPANESE GARDEN

"This book offers in-depth insight into the art, culture and aesthetics of the Japanese garden. Written from a garden design perspective, garden-maker and author Sophie Walker explores the conceptual, abstract nature of the Japanese garden and considers the many complex layers of meaning...." - Publication: October 9th 2017

EASTERN PHILOSOPHY - KINTSUGI

"Kintsugi is the remarkable Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with elegance and grace - a tradition with a lot to teach us more generally about how to handle the broken bits of ourselves." - School of life

TRACES OF WORDS. ART AND CALLIGRAPHY FROM ASIA : FUYUBI NAKAMURA

"A fascinating study of word and art forms intrinsic to the cultural, social, and spiritual beliefs of Asia. - Traces of Words: Art and Calligraphy from Asia features a stunning selection of works representing a diverse array of cultures, eras, and media, including Sumerian cuneiform inscriptions, Qur’anic manu­scripts, Chinese calligraphy, graffiti art from Afghanistan, and contemporary artworks using Japanese calligraphy and Tibetan or Thai scripts. Through different materials—from paper to silk, woodblock to projected screen—these works in turn evoke the ephemeral and the eternal." - Figure 1 Publishing

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