White by Kenya Hara


“White” is not a book about colors. It is rather an exploration of the essence of White by author Kenya Hara, who sees it as being closely related to the origin of Japanese aesthetics – symbolizing simplicity and subtlety.

As observed by Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson, “by melding everyday observations with reflections on Japanese aesthetics and sensitivity, (Hara) amplifies the need to critically revise our understanding of the senses. This important little book thus challenges the simplifications that inform much presentday thought concerning what can be felt, experienced, and emotionally negotiated.”

Kenya Hara is an acclaimed graphic designer and curator, and has been the art director of Muji since 2001.

Author: Kenya Hara
Material: Hardcover book 64 pages, 4 illustrations.
Dimensions: 13.5 x 19.5 cm
Publisher: Lars Müller
Origin: Switzerland

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