The Book of Tea

Courier Corporation, 1964 M01 1 - 76 páginas
This modern classic, "The Book of Tea,"" is essentially an apology for Eastern traditions and feelings to the Western world -- not in passionate, oversentimental terms, but with a charm and underlying toughness which clearly indicate some of the enduring differences between the Eastern and Western mind. Okakura exhibits the distinctive "personality" of the East through the philosophy of Teasism and the ancient Japanese ceremony. This ceremony is particularly revelatory of a conservative strain in Japanese culture; its ideals of aesthetic tranquility and submission to the ways of the past find no parallel in the major cultural motifs of the West.

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Crítica de los usuarios  - Evelyn.B - LibraryThing

This book is short yet sweet. I just wish it had aged better. The first couple of chapters were good but the additional detail in the back half of the book lost my attention. Cool to read though, from the library, don't spend your money on this one for your bookshelf Leer comentario completo

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Crítica de los usuarios  - Paul_S - LibraryThing

I read it twice, back to back on the same day (it's very short). I read it the second time to try and receive with a different expectation to see if it would make a difference. It is beautifully written but I didn't find it profound or insightful on either reading. Leer comentario completo

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