Kenya Hara: White

In his beautifully written book, Japanese graphic designer and curator Kenya Hara explores the essence of white. Not as a color or noncolor only, but associating it with emptiness – and therefore, as limitless potential.

“I have attemped to find the source of a Japanese aesthetic that produces simplicity and subtlety through the concept of white. [...] It is my hope that, by the time you finish this book, ‘white’ will look differently to you. If you can feel it radiating with a new and higher degree of clarity, then we can say that your senses have been refined. Such an elevated perception of white provides a condition which enables us to see our world in a brighter light.”

To see the world, in a brighter light.