Title: WA: The Essence of Japanese Design
Publisher: Phaidon Press
Binding: Soft cover
Book Condition: New
The beauty and essence of Japanese design through 300 objects. Num Pages: 288 pages. Dimension: 271 x 208 x 28. Weight in Grams: 1212. . 2014. Paperback. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780714866963
Explore the enduring beauty of Japanese design through some 250 objects, ranging from bento boxes, calligraphy brushes, and Shoji sliding doors to Noguchi?s Akari lamp, the iconic Kikkoman soy sauce bootle, and a modern?day kimono designed by Issey Miyake.
Printed on craft paper and bound in the traditional Japanese style, WA features stunning, full?page illustrations and an introduction by MUJI art director Kenya Hara.
About the Author: Rossella Menegazzo is Associate Professor of History of East Asian Art at the Universita degli Studi of Milan. She completed her PhD Course in Oriental Studies at Ca' Foscari University of Venice in 2009, with a dissertation on Japanese art history and photography. She has curated several events and exhibitions and is the author of numerous texts on Japanese photography, graphic design and ukiyoe. She is a regular contributor to a number of national newspapers, writing articles on Japanese culture and art. Stefania Piotti received her BA in East Asian studies from Ca' Foscari University of Venice specializing in Japanese textiles and the development of kimono design and patterns in particular. She has worked as translator and scientific coordinator in various exhibitions on Japanese art and as editor of Italian and English publications such as Imai. A Retrospective (Electa, 1998), Hokusai (Phaidon, 2004) and Japan Style (Phaidon, 2007).
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