Musings of a Curious Aesthete is both a memoir and a design critique.
What Artists Do explores how the work of artists has a substance, spirit, and methodology different from that found in most other types of work.
Wabi-Sabi: for Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers, an elucidation of the traditional Japanese aesthetic of things imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete.
Wabi-Sabi: Further Thoughts, a complement to Wabi-Sabi: for Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers. Of particular interest to design and aesthetics theorists, and other conceptual creators.
Gardens of Gravel and Sand, a philosophical enquiry into Japanese rock gardens and what they might (and might not) mean.
Undesigning the Bath, a paean to earthy, sensual, and animistic architectural environments.
13 Books, a book about all of Koren's previous books.
Arranging Things: A Rhetoric of Object Placement, considers the placement of objects in three-dimensional composition as a form of rhetoric: persuasive communication.
The Flower Shop: Charm, Grace, Beauty, Tenderness in a Commercial Context, an intimate look at the people and ideas that make the most beautiful flower shop in the world.
Which "Aesthetics" Do You Mean?: Ten Definitions, an aesthetics primer.
Making WET: The Magazine of Gourmet Bathing, the story, in pictures and words, of the making of a seminal avant-garde publication of the 1970s-80s.