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Book Review: The Beauty of Everyday Things

  I found this book at IDDC, a place where you can find many good design books free to read (technically that's not the main purpose of that place but anyway they have a nice casual library). I was captivated by its simple cover yet the name of the author sounds familiar. Yes, apparently it's the father of Sori Yanagi, a Japanese industrial designer known for his Butterfly Stool.  Butterfly Stool by Sori Yanagi "Craftwork constrained by utility is often referred to as suppresses, freedomless art, and is regarded as being of a secondary or tertiary nature. it needs to be understood, however that this lack of freedom is the ultimate source of handcrafted beauty. without a clear utilitarian need, there is no guarantee that a good pattern will result. in the realm of handicrafts, utility is the wellspring of beauty. Utility and beauty are not two, but one. all patterns that originate in utility have deep roots." Soetsu Yanagi was a Japanese art critic, and in this book h

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