Published August 1, 1990
by Weatherhill .
Written in English
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||184|
Elements of Japanese Design offers new insights into the historical and cultural developments at the root of this now international aesthetic movement. From wa (harmony) to kaizen (continuous improvement), from mushin (the empty mind) to mujo (incompleteness), you'll discover how these elements have combined and evolved into a powerful design paradigm that has changed the 4/5(9). Learn the elements of the timeless beauty that is Japanese design in this concise reference volume. Japanese design is known throughout the world for its beauty, its simplicity, and its blending of traditional and contemporary effects. This /5. The Elements of Japanese Design is a library of traditional Japanese design motifs in the form of more than 2, family crests (mon) compiled and drawn by a Kyoto publisher and bookseller . An intricately carved wood transom and a precisely woven tatami mat—each element of traditional Japanese architecture tells a story. In Japanese Architecture, author MiraCited by: 2.
ISBN: X OCLC Number: Description: pages cm: Contents: Acknowledgments Introduction Honshitsu / Seizu The Essence of Japanese Design Shizen Imitating Mother Nature Shizen-Bi Nature's Standard of Beauty Wa Harmony in All Things Heisei The Peaceful Mind Ki Humility in Wood Ishi The Use of "Sabi" Stones Wara / Tatami . Through some 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 . The Elements of Japanese Design is a library of traditional Japanese design motifs in the form of more than 2, family crests (mon) compiled and drawn by a Kyoto publisher and bookseller early in the twentieth century, and selected and interpreted by John Dower, a leading American scholar of Japan. First used for identification on the battlefield beginning in the twelfth century, /5(11). Elements of Japanese Design Decorative little toggles called netsuke – pronounced “netskeh”, literally meaning “root for fastening” made their debut in late seventeenth century Japan. Such objects, often of great artistic merit, have a long history reflecting important aspects of the evolution of Japanese life and society.
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