MONC Reads: The Beauty of Everyday Things
We've been busy reading "The Beauty of Everyday Things" by Soetsu Yanagi. The book is a beautiful collection of essays by Yanagi bought together in one cohesive body of work.
The book explores how we have a deeper connection to the everyday objects in our lives and how they're our constant companions. Due to these objects being such an overlooked yet integral part of our lives, Yanagi argues that all these objects must be created with care, respect and affection and he calls on us to deepen our relationship with the objects that surround us.
Soetsu Yanagi was a prominent Japanese philosopher and art critic/historian who was also the founder of the Mingei (folk craft) movement in Japan. The philosophical pillar of Mingei is "ordinary people's craft" and explores how eauty can be found in ordinary and utilitarian everyday objects.
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