Japanese Style brings together the many strands of modern Japanese design, and the influences from which it springs. This timely collection of the best of modern Japan is an authoritative introduction to the country's contemporary design, and some of the history behind it.
From beer commercials to Pokemon planes, the idiosyncratic style of Japan is becoming increasingly familiar to the west, without ever losing its ability to make you look twice. Every page of Japanese Style features full-colour images that illustrate the traditions and the diversity of Japanese design.
Each section includes an introductory text, written by a writer with extensive experience of Japan. The book is divided into categories: fashion, architecture, interiors, food and drink, transport, products, homeware, advertising, and communications and packaging.
About the Author
Sarah Lonsdale is a journalist, television producer and fluent Japanese speaker. She lived and worked as a television and film producer in Tokyo for eight years and currently lives in northern California. She is a contributor to the style and design website www.remodelista.com.
Format: Paperback with Flaps on Inside & Back Covers
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st February 2008
Dimensions (cm): 22.0 x 18.0 x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.712