Wabi Sabi - Nicht perfekt und trotzdem glücklich!

Der asiatische Weg zu mehr Gelassenheit
Author: Christopher A. Weidner
Publisher: Knaur MensSana eBook
ISBN: 3426406446
Category: Self-Help
Page: 250
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Perfekt in jeder Lebenslage - durch diesen Anspruch an sich selbst geraten immer mehr Menschen in eine Spirale aus Leistungsdruck und Überforderung. Christopher Weidner zeigt, wie es gelingt, aus dieser Falle herauszukommen. Mit vielen Tests und Übungen zur Selbstreflexion.

Wabi-Sabi


Author: Jana Mänz
Publisher: XinXii
ISBN: 3959265484
Category: Photography
Page: 108
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Wabi-Sabi Fotoschule Die Schönheit der Fotografie Autorinnen: Natsuko Podzimek-Horinouchi, Jana Mänz, Dr. Susan Brooks-Dammann Wabi-Sabi ist ein japanisches ästhetisch - philosophisches Konzept, das uns sehr in seiner Weisheit berührt hat. Mithilfe unserer Co-Autorin, der gebürtigen Japanerin Natsuko Horinouchi-Podzimek, beschreiben wir in unserem eBook, wie wir uns die Wabi-Sabi-Ästhetik in der Fotografie zunutze machen können. Denn der Weg des Wabi-Sabi kann für uns Europäer eine Möglichkeit sein, sich aus der Technik- und Perfektionsfalle zu befreien, in der viele Fotografen stecken. Wabi-Sabi lässt Raum für “Fehler”. Das Wichtigste ist nicht das perfekte Foto, sondern der Ausdruck und die Tiefe, die ein Bild besitzt. Gerade die Mängel in einer Fotografie, z.B. die Lichtflecken, die Unschärfen, die tiefen Schatten sind es, die dazu führen, dass aus Fotografie Poesie wird. Gleichzeitig zielt die Philosophie des Wabi-Sabi auf Reduktion, auf Bescheidenheit und auf eine symbiotische Beziehung zur Natur ab. Wie dieses Konzept uns dabei helfen kann, zu einer Fotografie zu finden, die ein Mehr an Tiefe, Inhalt und Emotionen besitzt, zeigen wir in diesem e-Book “Wabi-Sabi - Die Schönheit der Fotografie”. Fotografie ist mehr als nur Technik und Ausrüstung. Fotografie ist Leidenschaft, Inspiration und eine Möglichkeit, sich selbst emotional auszudrücken! Lasse Dich mithilfe unseres Buches von einer fremden Kultur inspirieren und finde mit unseren Fotoübungen einen persönlichen Weg, Dich als Künstler/innen zu entwickeln. Inhaltsverzeichnis Vorstellung Natsuko als Künstlerin Vorwort von Natsuko Horinouchi-Podzimek Einleitung Wabi-Sabi und der Geschmack von Schnee Der Ursprung von Wabi-Sabi Die Ästhetik des Yugen Briefwechsel: Wabi-Sabi Fotografie in Japan Fotograf Kimura Yousuke ???? Fotograf Takashi Kaneko ?? ? Wabi-Sabi-Philosophie in der Fotografie Die Elemente der Wabi-Sabi-Fotografie Bescheidenheit Natürlichkeit Veränderung und Vergänglichkeit Asymmetrie Ruhe Einfachheit Intuition Leere Unvollkommenheit Gegenwart Esprit Wabi-Sabi-Fotoübungen Licht und Schatten Komposition Details, Details, Details Perspektive und Blickwinkel Digitale Bildbearbeitung Zusammenfassung Resume Anhang Literaturtipps Internetlinks Impressum

Concrete


Author: Leonard Koren,William Hall
Publisher: Phaidon Press
ISBN: 9780714863542
Category: Architecture
Page: 240
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This book is a celebration of concrete: collating fascinating and beautiful images of concrete structures from the breathtaking New York Guggenheim to coldly functional aircraft hangars, Concrete will engage anyone interested in architecture and encourage them to think about the sculptural qualities of buildings. Familiar icons by Le Corbusier and Tadao Ando are featured alongside vernacular structures such as petrol stations, vast power plants and London Zoo’s famous penguin pool.

Wabi-Sabi - Photo School


Author: Jana Mänz
Publisher: XinXii
ISBN: 3959265492
Category: Photography
Page: 108
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Wabi-Sabi Photo School The Beauty of Photography (Deutsch-English) Wabi-Sabi is a japanese philosophic and aesthetic concept which has touched us in a deep way. With the help of our co-author, japanese artist Natsuko Horinouchi-Podzimek, we created an ebook on how we can avail ourselfes of the aesthetics of Wabi-Sabi for our photography. We see Wabi-Sabi as a way for us european photographers to free ourself from the honey trap technology and perfection-mania set up for us. In Wabi-Sabi, there is room for “mistakes”. The most important in Wabi-Sabi is not the perfect photograph but the expression and depth of the image. On the contrary! It is especially the absence of perfection – e.g. the light flares, the blurs, the haziness, the deep shadows – that transforms a prosaic photography into poetry. At the same time the philosophy of Wabi-Sabi is characterized by reduction, modesty, and a symbiotic relationship to nature. There is a truth behind Wabi-Sabi we always yearned to find in photography. In our e-Book “Wabi-Sabi – The beauty of photography” we show you how this concept can help you finding your very own way of photography which is characterized by more depth, substance, and emotions. Photography is more than just technology and fancy gadgets. We are convinced, that photography is pure passion, inspiration, and a wonderful way to express our emotions. So let yourself be inspired by the philosophy of an ancient culture. Find your very own photographic style with the help of our photographic exercises. Free yourself and be the artist you always wanted to be! Content Introduction of Natsuko as an artist Foreword Introduction Wabi-Sabi and the taste of snow The Origin of Wabi-Sabi The Aesthetics of Yūgen Correspondence: Wabi-Sabi Photography in Japan Photographer Kimura Yousuke 木村洋介 Photographer Takashi Kaneko 兼子 隆 Wabi-Sabi Philosophy in Photography Wabi-Sabi-Photo-Exercises Summary Conclusion

Wabi-Sabi: Further Thoughts


Author: Leonard Koren
Publisher: Imperfect Pub
ISBN: 9780981484655
Category: Design
Page: 96
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A follow-up book to the classic Wabi-Sabi: for Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers.

Wabi Sabi

Edle Einfachheit als höchste Tugend
Author: Andrew Juniper
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783778781562
Category:
Page: 255
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Wabi-Sabi

Art Workshop
Author: Serena Barton
Publisher: F+W Media, Inc.
ISBN: 1440321086
Category: Art
Page: 128
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“Perfectly blending simplicity and complexity, her artwork is quite stunning and has really motivated me to want to use some of her techniques.” —The Altered Page The Japanese wabi-sabi philosophy of art is a style that finds inspiration and beauty in the imperfect, impermanent and humble nature of everyday objects. With Wabi-Sabi Art Workshop, you’ll learn to use your appreciation for these simple things in life as your inspiration for making expressive, intuitive art. You will come to embrace imperfection and recognize that, yes, in fact, there is such a thing as a happy accident! Inside Wabi-Sabi Art Workshop you’ll find: Dozens of inspiration images and tips for taking your own photos 27 traditional haikus 35 techniques using such diverse media as oil and acrylic paints, alcohol inkers, foils and leaf, pastels, plaster, collage and handmade papers, teabags, paper towels, coffee, crayons, encaustic paints, fibers and more Lots of Wabi-Sabi Wisdom—tips and troubleshooting 70 big, beautiful finished pieces of art illustrating featured techniques Links to online bonus content—step-by-step demonstrations illustrating six additional techniques Add Wabi-Sabi Art Workshop to your library and expand your artistic horizons today! “Directions are simple and to the point . . . an enjoyable read. (I know I’ll be pulling it out for rainy day Sundays, just to savor the text and enjoy the illustrations).” —Life Imitates Doodles

Wabi-Sabi Welcome

Learning to Embrace the Imperfect and Entertain with Thoughtfulness and Ease
Author: Julie Pointer Adams
Publisher: Artisan Books
ISBN: 1579657869
Category: House & Home
Page: 224
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“An antidote to the veneer of perfectionism so often presented by books of its kind, Wabi-Sabi Welcome offers readers license to slow down and host guests with humility, intention, and contentment.” —Nathan Williams, founder of Kinfolk Wabi-Sabi Welcome is sharing a pot of tea with friends. It is preparing delicious food to nourish, not to show off. It’s keeping a basket of cozy slippers at the door for guests. It is well-worn linens, bouquets of foraged branches, mismatched silverware, and heirloom bowls infused with the spirit of meals served with love. In this lush entertaining manual, author Julie Pointer Adams invites readers into artful, easygoing homes around the world—in Denmark, California, France, Italy, and Japan—and teaches us how to turn the generous act of getting together into the deeper art of being together. In this book, readers will find: unexpected, thoughtful ideas and recipes from around the world; tips for creating an intimate, welcoming environment; guidelines for choosing enduring, natural decor for the home; and inspiring photographs from homes where wabi-sabi is woven into daily living.

Wabi Sabi

The Japanese Art of Impermanence
Author: Andrew Juniper
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 1462901611
Category: Design
Page: 176
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Developed out of the aesthetic philosophy of cha-no-yu (the tea ceremony) in fifteenth-century Japan, wabi sabi is an aesthetic that finds beauty in things imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete. Taken from the Japanese words wabi, which translates to less is more, and sabi, which means attentive melancholy, wabi sabi refers to an awareness of the transient nature of earthly things and a corresponding pleasure in the things that bear the mark of this impermanence. As much a state of mind—an awareness of the things around us and an acceptance of our surroundings—as it is a design style, wabi sabi begs us to appreciate the simple beauty in life—a chipped vase, a quiet rainy day, the impermanence of all things. Presenting itself as an alternative to today's fast-paced, mass-produced, neon-lighted world, wabi sabi reminds us to slow down and take comfort in the simple, natural beauty around us. In addition to presenting the philosophy of wabi-sabi, this book includes how-to design advice—so that a transformation of body, mind, and home can emerge. Chapters include: History: The Development of Wabi Sabi Culture: Wabi Sabi and the Japanese Character Art: Defining Aesthetics Design: Creating Expressions with Wabi Sabi Materials Spirit: The Universal Spirit of Wabi Sabi

What Artists Do


Author: Leonard Koren
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780981484662
Category: Art
Page: 128
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An essay about the unique, useful and necessary contribution artists make to society.

The Hummer and the Mini

Navigating the Contradictions of the New Trend Landscape
Author: Robyn Waters
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440627274
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 256
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From the former trendmaster of Target—how the power of contradictory trends can help reframe your business strategy Contradictions are everywhere! These days we wear Old Navy with new Gucci, Hanes T-shirts with Armani suits, couture Chanel with vintage denim. Suburban mansions are filled with flea market finds, and we show off our Michael Graves teakettle from Target on Viking stoves in our gourmet kitchens that might even include cabinets purchased from IKEA. When Robyn Waters began her career in the late 1970s, a trend was defined as something that everyone wanted at the same time. Fashion and business magazines proclaimed what was "in" and what was "out." Back then, it was fairly easy for companies to determine the next big trend, and ride it all the way to the bank. In today’s marketplace the "next big thing" has been replaced by a thousand next big things. And in order to discover what consumers are hungry for companies need to discover what’s important…to them. Today a cookie cutter approach no longer works. Waters explains that for every trend there’s an equally valid countertrend. In The Hummer and the Mini, Waters explores the new trend landscape and urges companies to stop looking for the one right answer in their industry. There are many good ways to design products, develop a line of goods, merchandise a store, or craft a marketing message. You can thrive by selling huge cars (the Hummer) or tiny ones (the Mini). You can turn something old into something new and desirable (the Vespa) or turn a commodity into a luxury (In-and-Out Burgers at the Oscars). You can even customize a product designed for the masses (personalized postage stamps) or sell less as more (Minute Clinics). Through lively tales of influential trends and countertrends, The Hummer and the Mini will show you how to live with the contradictions, make the most of the inconsistencies, and embrace the paradoxes of business as a source of fresh ideas.

Which "aesthetics" Do You Mean?

Ten Definitions
Author: Leonard Koren
Publisher: Imperfect Pub
ISBN: 9780981484617
Category: Art
Page: 94
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A philosophical/conceptual aesthetics primer for artists, designers, and similarly inclined types.

The Designer's Atlas of Sustainability


Author: Ann Thorpe
Publisher: Island Press
ISBN: 9781610910606
Category: Architecture
Page: 240
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Designing for sustainability is an innovation shaping both the design industry and design education today.Yet architects, product designers, and other key professionals in this new field have so far lacked a resource that addresses their sensibilities and concerns. The Designer's Atlas of Sustainability now explores the basic principles, concepts, and practice of sustainable design in a visually sophisticated and engaging style. The book tackles not only the ecological aspects of sustainable design-designers' choice of materials and manufacturing processes have a tremendous impact on the natural world-but also the economic and cultural elements involved. The Atlas is neither a how-to manual nor collection of recipes for sustainable design, but a compendium of fresh approaches to sustainability that designers can incorporate into daily thinking and practice. Illuminating many facets of this exciting field, the book offers ideas on how to harmonize human and natural systems, and then explores practical options for making the business of design more supportive of long-term sustainability. An examination of the ethical dimensions of sustainable developmin our public and private lives is the theme presthroughout. Like other kinds of atlases, The Designer's Atlas of Sustainability illustrates its subject, but it goes far beyond its visual appeal, stimulating design solutions for "developmthat cultivates environmental and social conditions that will support human well-being indefinitely."

The Eclipse and Recovery of Beauty

A Lonergan Approach
Author: John Dadosky
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 144266732X
Category: Philosophy
Page: 256
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According to the Swiss theologian Hans Urs von Balthasar, a world that has lost sight of beauty is a world riddled with skepticism, moral and aesthetic relativism, conflicting religious worldviews, and escalating ecological crises. In The Eclipse and Recovery of Beauty, John D. Dadosky uses Kierkegaard and Nietzsche’s negative aesthetics to outline the context of that loss, and presents an argument for reclaiming beauty as a metaphysical property of being. Inspired by Bernard Lonergan’s philosophy of consciousness, Dadosky presents a philosophy of beauty that is grounded in contemporary Thomistic thought. Responding to Balthasar, he argues for a concept of beauty that can be experienced, understood, judged, created, contemplated, and even loved. Deeply engaged with the work of Aquinas, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, and Kant, among others, The Eclipse and Recovery of Beauty will be essential reading for those interested in contemporary philosophy and theology.

Cultivating Sacred Space

Gardening for the Soul
Author: Elizabeth Murray
Publisher: Pomegranate
ISBN: 9780764903601
Category: Gardening
Page: 160
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Linda Greenlaw hadn't been blue-water fishing for ten years, since the great events chronicled in The Perfect Storm and The Hungry Ocean, when an old friend offered her the captaincy on his boat, Seahawk, for a season of swordfishing. She took the bait, of course, and thus opened a new chapter in a life that had already seen enough adventure for three lifetimes.The Seahawk turns out to be the rustiest of buckets, with sprung, busted, and ancient equipment guaranteed to fail at any critical moment. Life is never dull out on the Grand Banks, and no one is better at capturing the flavor and details of the wild ride that is swordfishing, from the technical complexities of longline fishing and the nuances of reading the weather and waves to the sheer beauty of the open water. The trip is full of surprises, "a bit hardier and saltier than I had hoped for," but none more unexpected than when the boat's lines inadvertently drift across the Canadian border and she lands in jail. Seaworthy is about nature -- human and other; about learning what you can control and what you do when fate takes matters out of your control. It's about how a middle-aged woman who sets a high bar for herself copes with challenge and change and frustration, about the struggle to succeed or fail on your own terms, and above all, about learning how to find your true self when you're caught between land and sea.