Wabi Sabi: Art of Everyday Life By Diane Durston Softcover, 367 pages, B&W, 4" x 4"
A reflective collection from Diane Durston, the esteemed Portland Japanese Garden Arlene Schnitzer Curator of Culture, Art and Education. This compilation of classic poetry and verse from both Eastern and Western traditions is sure to inspire readers to find humble beauty in the everyday. The subtle beauty of nature, the simplicity of a found object, the impermanence of an autumnal flower arrangement, and the solitude of a single fisherman in his boat are all celebrated and reflected upon in this easy-to-browse book. This text is complemented by photography and calligraphy that capture the wabi sabi moment.