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“Authorship unavoidably implies a certain degree of expertise about the subject you are writing on. This has always troubled me because, although I have written numerous books on various subjects, I've never really considered myself an expert about anything. Recently, however, I had an encouraging realization. Surely I must know more about the making of the 13 books I've written, designed, and sometimes published than any other human being, dead or alive. I am, therefore, the preeminent authority on my own books, pitiful though they may be....”

Wabi-Sabi: for Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers

Wabi-Sabi: Further Thoughts

Undesigning the Bath

Gardens of Gravel and Sand

Arranging Things: A Rhetoric of Object Placement

The Flower Shop: Charm, Grace, Beauty, Tenderness in a Commercial Context

Which "Aesthetics" Do You Mean? : Ten Definitions

Making WET: The Magazine of Gourmet Bathing