Wabi Sabi Style
Where the art of feng shui leaves off, the art of wabi sabi picks up–through balance and harmony, the perfection of imperfection, and a poetic approach to life. Now in paperback, Wabi Sabi Style reveals the Japanese design elements of wabi and sabi, and illustrates how to implement these principles into every aspect of home, garden and life. Wabi Sabi Style reveals the sparseness, the minimalism of a rich palette of organic colors and textures, the manipulation of light and space, and the exquisitely stylized representations of nature that embody the essence of Japanese design. Flowing from spring to summer, autumn, and winter, each chapter is steeped in Japanese lore and techniques for incorporating the wabi sabi philosophy into one’s own home. Breathtaking photography brings wabi sabi alive, moving beyond the glossy, gilded, and gaudy to a simple organic elegance that emanates tranquility. James and Sandra Crowley are recognized experts in the field of Japanese antique furnishings, folk art, and tea wares. A lifelong student of Japanese art and culture, James is a graduate of the University of Utah. Sandra is Asian-American and has spent her adult life reclaiming the culture of her ancestors and acquiring a vast knowledge and collection of Asian art. Joseph Putnam blends art and science in his unique photography style. His work has been used in a wide variety of commercial applications and has also been published in Los Angeles Times and Time magazine.