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Analytical Book Summaries for Creative Professionals

Here I publish concise summaries and analysis of books that focus on optimizing your life and living more intentionally. Written by Matt C Reynolds.

 

Analytical Book Summaries for Creative Professionals

Here I publish concise summaries and analysis of books that focus on optimizing your life and living more intentionally.

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In Praise of Shadows by Jun'ichiro Tanizaki

Tanizaki explores the traditional Japanese aesthetic that favours softer, slower, and more subtle; this is contrasted with newer, faster, and brighter Western technological advances. Despite an explicit statement that he possesses no specialized knowledge, observations about everything from traditional toilets to lacquerware and patinaed cutlery to the eaves of a temple will expand the mind of the artist or architect alike.

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