The Essence of Japanese Design
Rossella Menegazzo and Stefania Piotti
Published by Phaidon
This ascetic, elegant book introduces the reader to the beauty, essence and impact of Japanese design through 250 iconic objects: from calligraphy brushes to traditional bento boxes made of lacquered wood and including paper lamps by Isamu Noguchi and many other revisited classics.
The objects are classified by material – wood, bamboo, lacquer; metal; ceramics, glass, stone; paper; fibres and fabrics; new materials – and the book is introduced with a foreword by Kenya Hara.
The influence of Japanese design is omnipresent in contemporary world culture.
Size: 270 x 205 mm (10 5/8 x 8 1/8 in)
Pages: 288 pp
Illustrations: 300 illustrations