IN PRAISE OF
Jun’ichro Tanizaki’s In Praise of Shadows
is a meditation on Japanese aesthetics.
On the 50th anniversary of his death,
Lighting publishes some of his reflections
on the subtle use of light and dark
INTRODUCTION: Mark Major
WORDS: Jun’ichro Tanizaki
Extracted from In Praise of Shadows by Jun’ichro Tanizaki.
© Leete’s Island Books 1977 (US); © Jonathan Cape 1991 (UK)
PICTURE OPPOSITE: Jiro Takamatsu
‘Three Shadows of a Man’,1997
Acrylic on canvas
333.3 x 248.5cm
( 131 1/4 x 97 7/8in)