The Book of Tea

Author(s): Kakuzo Okakura

Penguin Classics

For a generation adjusting painfully to the demands of a modern industrial and commercial society, Asia came to represent an alternative vision of the good life: aesthetically austere, socially aristocratic, and imbued with spirituality. "The Book of Tea" was originally written in English and sought to address the inchoate yearnings of disaffected Westerners. In a flash of inspiration, Okakura saw that the formal tea party as practiced in New England was a distant cousin of the Japanese tea ceremony, and that East and West had thus 'met in the tea-cup'.

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General Fields

  • : 9780141191843
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : November 2010
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 6mm
  • : December 2010
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : English
  • : 394.10952
  • : 112
  • : Kakuzo Okakura
  • : Paperback
  • : 1