Unser Atelier-Buch* des Monats: «WA: The Essence of Japanese Design» von Rossella Menegazzo, Stefania Piotti und Kenya Hara
288 Seiten, 270 × 205 mm, 300 Abbildungen, Paperback
«Through some 300 objects this book explores contemporary Japanese design: from everyday objects and packaging to interior design and lighting elements. Ultimately the book aims to explore the way in which Japanese design manages to harness its materials – whether natural or synthetic – and at the same time combines respect for tradition with forward-thinking and experimentation.
The objects featured were chosen because of their strong Japanese character and the influence this ‹› has had on Western culture. Rather than following a chronological order or concentrating on the designers, this book focuses on the objects and is categorized by material, highlighting the strong link between design and material in Japan.
The book will include examples from some of the most important Japanese designers from Sori Yanagi and Shiro Kuramata to Naoto Fukasawa and Tokujin Yoshioka and there will be an introductory essay about Japanese design by Kenya Hara.» (https://tinyurl.com/y87ugtbr)
© Phaidon Press Limited, London, 2014
*Monatlich wird vom Bodara-Team ein Buch für die Atelier-Bibliothek vorgeschlagen und bei der Buchhandlung im Volkshaus (Stauffacherstrasse 60, 8004 Zürich) gekauft.