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WA: The Essence of Japanese Design

Rossella Menegazzo

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ISBN 10: 0714866962 / ISBN 13: 9780714866963
Published by Phaidon Verlag Gmbh Jul 2014, 2014
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Neuware - In this exquisitely produced book, readers can explore the beauty, essence, and enduring impact of Japanese design through 250 key objects, ranging from calligraphy brushes and traditional lacquered bento boxes to Isamu Noguchi s paper lamps and other modern classics. Projects are organized by material, with chapters on wood, metal, glass, ceramics & stone, paper, fabric and synthetic materials, each introduced by a short essay. Features contributions from the most important Japanese designers, such as Shiro Kuramata, Naoto Fukasawa and Sori Yanagi, alongside contemporary pieces from up-and-coming designers. 288 pp. Englisch. Bookseller Inventory # 9780714866963

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Title: WA: The Essence of Japanese Design

Publisher: Phaidon Verlag Gmbh Jul 2014

Publication Date: 2014

Binding: Buch

Book Condition:Neu

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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.

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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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