Made in Japan: 100 New Products ハードカバー – イラスト付き, 2012/9/18
fascinating to read and look at ... Japan's sense of style and workmanship is seen on every page -- Things to do in LA
this fascinating new book surveys 100 outstanding 21st Century utensils, furniture and quirky gadgets ... it's perfect for those searching high and low for ideal finishing touches, or anyone simply wishing to elevate everyday items into works of art -- Essentials Magazine
these products are smart, inspiring and deeply human -- Handful of Salt
REIKO SUDO is Artistic Director of the award-winning avant-garde textile company Nuno Corporation.
- 出版社 : Merrell Pub Ltd; Illustrated版 (2012/9/18)
- 発売日 : 2012/9/18
- 言語 : 英語
- ハードカバー : 239ページ
- ISBN-10 : 1858945623
- ISBN-13 : 978-1858945620
- 寸法 : 20.32 x 2.79 x 25.91 cm
- Amazon 売れ筋ランキング: - 322,918位洋書 (の売れ筋ランキングを見る洋書)
Made in Japan invites readers to open to any double-page spread and enjoy Pollack's succinct, and inspiring encapsulation of current Japanese designers and their work. Pollack's discerning eye and broad-reaching knowledge go far beyond her architectural background (her books on Japanese architecture are also extremely well-written), but there is nothing pedantic about her presentation of material. Instead, her writing perfectly matches the items, which individually delight the eye, and collectively pose the question of where the future of Japanese design is headed.
This a refreshing book, as attractively designed as the items featured inside. The soft spine gives flexibility to the two hard covers sandwiching the material--I've never seen a book bound this way, and its eye-catching as well as wonderfully functional, because you can open it and have the pages stay open. A delight!
No book could possibly hold a complete compilation of all current Japanese modern design stars--there are simply too many, and too many good ones at that!--but this is a spirited, varied, and clever selection. Pollack's choices include everyone from old masters to young button-pushers, from chic new takes on classic minimalism to, well, postmodern conundrums! Hard to resist the jaw-dropping elegance of Sato Oki's Thin Black Lines Chair or the brilliance of Takahashi Shunsuke's dish drying rack that rolls into nothing when not in use, for example, but then there's the societal comment implied in Fukasawa Naoto's single-slice toaster, among other bizarre but intriguing entries. There are, actually, so many ways to approach and enjoy this book.
I do wish that the condensed designer profiles in the back were numbered or alphabetized, but this is no biggie, given the overall brilliance of the book. Great gift idea for anyone interested in Japan or design!
In short it is a book well worth the money bringing a fresh look at the design of everyday objects.