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Re: Japanese Design

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henry taylor (taylorh)
Mon, 26 Jul 1999 19:01:43 -0700

The glistering arizona desert summer heat!! No cooler No A.C. The drip drip
drip drip drip drip drip drip of the midsummer monsoon on my dining room
tabletop. Durn mosquitos every night sucking my ankles dry! My eys gritty
and burning, coughing choking on citronella fumes and ozone from the
lightning strikes in the backyard. Stupid cat! I told her not to go outside
in the rain. I KNEW!!! But would she listen to me. NO O o o o o o
I'm gonna......


Oh!! Yeah right. Japanese design. Hmmm. Cool stuff. Ther are several
Japanese traditional aesthetics but my favorite is Wabi-Sabi.

The CLASSIC book is: The Book of Tea by Kakuzo Okakura. (aka Tenshin),
circa 1906.

For something really excellent and as recent as 1994, look for Leonard
Koren's wonderful book: "Wabi-Sabi for Artists, Designers, Poets and

He says it. I don't have to...

Gosh, is it hot and humid in here or what? drip drip drip drip drip drip
drip drip drip drip drip drip drip drip drip where's the cat? Jingle Bells!
Here kitty kitty got some nice kibble for you!


-----Original Message-----
From: Bicyclken <Bicyclken>
To: <>
Date: Monday, July 26, 1999 5:15 PM
Subject: Re: Japanese Design

>Hello everyone, I very rarely ask for your help but I have a few questions
>that I was hoping that someone could shed some light on.
>In my advanced art class, Art 4, Leigh H.S. this coming year I would like
>try a new unit that revolves around Japanese design and culture. I have
>Kimono's that have been stretched out to produce a cross like design. This
>pattern would be the guide for the students, in which they would keep the
>integrity of the Kimono. The rest would be to use collage to produce a
>layered design that keeps within the ideas of Japanese art and design
>My question is:
>1. How do you define Japanese design and cultural art theory?
>2. Where can I find books or written information on Japanese art and
>traditional art values?
>3. Do you know of any Japanese artist/s that are working in collage or
>be considered a good example of Japanese design?
>If anyone has any suggestions I would be very grateful and I would be happy
>to share what happens with this unit, include handouts, examples and
>materials used, such as hand made paper bamboo, silk, etc.
>Thank you in advance!
>Ken Schwab
>San Jose CA

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