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ERIC Number: EJ829829
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0036-6463
The Natural Beauty of Wabi-Sabi
Walkup, Nancy
SchoolArts: The Art Education Magazine for Teachers, v108 n5 p30-31 Jan 2009
In this article, the author discusses how aesthetics can be thought of as a worldview. She discusses how many non-Western cultures recognize no distinction between fine art and craft, may not even have a word for "art", and may not separate art from everyday life. The Japanese culture is an example of a culture that made no distinction between fine arts and crafts. Here, the author examines the concepts of wabi-sabi, a Japanese aesthetic system. She discusses how a familiarity with the concepts of wabi-sabi is essential for the understanding of the Japanese tea ceremony. (Contains 1 resource and 2 online resources.)
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Language: English
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