The Beauty of Everyday Things

Soetsu Yanagi


Penguin Classics, 2018. Paperback, 346pp., 4.5 x 7.25 inches


The Japanese philosopher and aesthete's definitive, hugely influential exposition of his philosophy of folkcrafts, setting out the hallmarks of Japanese design as we know it today: anonymity, quality, simplicity and wabi-sabi, the beauty of imperfection.