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Exhibition catalog for Tea Bowl: Imperfect Harmony, a traveling exhibition. "These tea bowls, with their intimate scale and individual personalities, simultaneously offer an appreciation of the past and the contemporary. The subtle beauty of traditional-style bowls contrasts with the more exuberant contemporary idiom, raising an awareness of the role that art has, and can play, in everyday life. As we approach the millennium in an age of mass production, consumption, and get-it-to-go attitudes, the words of Kakuzo Okakura are still relevant, "Do we not need the tea room more than ever?"
The Greater Lafayette Museum of Art
Tea Bowls, Ceramics, Art
Art and Design
Mehring, Gretchen, "Tea Bowl: Imperfect Harmony" (1997). Exhibit Catalogues. Book 10.