art, books

In praise of shadows. 

This picture at the exhibition today reminded me of a beautiful book I read a couple of years ago… ‘ In praise of shadows’ by Tanizaki, all about the delicacy of shadows, and the mysterious qualities of shadows and light through traditional japanese architecture. 

” We find beauty not in the thing itself but in the patterns of shadows, the light and the darkness, that one thing against another creates.” Jun’ichirō Tanizaki

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