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Manhattan Art Book
Club meeting October 5, 2013
A Tractate on
Japanese Aesthetics by Donald Richie
“…the conventions of a Western discourse – order, logical
progression, symmetry - impose upon the subject an aspect that does not belong
to it. Among other ideas, Eastern aesthetics suggests that ordered structure
contrives, that logical exposition falsifies, and that linear consecutive
argument eventually limits.” (p.11)
I view of the above quote, and the nature of the material, I will not list discussion points.
If you want some things to think about then….. What did you find most interesting in the book? What
did you take away from it? Is there a passage that most impressed you? A term from the glossary that you would like to adopt into your own vocabulary?
See you on Saturday.