Perfect Imperfect: The beauty of accident, age & patina
Perfect Imperfect is an interior design book that embodies the Japanese philosophy of wabi-sabi.
Wabi-sabi finds beauty in the irregular, the impermanent and the simple. The book profiles the homes of creative people such as Australian photographer Martyn Thompson and architect John Wardle. The book explores topics including ‘spirit of nature’, ‘weathering and decay’ and ‘incomplete and irregular.’ With interest in handcrafted objects increasing, as consumers grow disillusioned with cheap mass-produced goods, this book celebrates quality. McCartney’s writing sings, and the photographs by Cairns and Proebstel are intriguing.
Karen McCartney, photographs by Sharyn Cairns and Glen Proebstel
Murdoch Books, 2016
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