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Books, letterforms and design in Asia : Sugiura Kohei in conversation with Asian designers

Author: Kōhei Sugiura; Jan Fornell; Alan Gleason; Nanci Takeyama
Publisher: Mumbai : ADARG and Marg Foundation, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book presents a philosophy of Asian graphic design through a series of wide-ranging illustrated dialogues between Sugiura Kohei of Japan and his colleagues Ahn Sang-soo and Chung Byoung-kyoo from Korea, Lu Jing-ren from China, Huang Yung-sung from Taiwan and R. K. Joshi and Kirti Trivedi from India. These designers , whose work transcends national boundaries, discuss varied topics including the allure of  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kōhei Sugiura; Jan Fornell; Alan Gleason; Nanci Takeyama
ISBN: 938324304X 9789383243044
OCLC Number: 973619333
Notes: Original edition published in Japanese in 2005, as "Books, Text, and Design in Asia."
Description: 351 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 22 cm.
Responsibility: Sugiura Kohei ; [translated by Jan Fornell, Alan Gleason, Nanci Takeyama].

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"This book presents a philosophy of Asian graphic design through a series of wide-ranging illustrated dialogues between Sugiura Kohei of Japan and his colleagues Ahn Sang-soo and Chung Byoung-kyoo from Korea, Lu Jing-ren from China, Huang Yung-sung from Taiwan and R. K. Joshi and Kirti Trivedi from India. These designers , whose work transcends national boundaries, discuss varied topics including the allure of Chinese and Javanese characters, Korea's Hangul and India's Devanagari; the world of traditional books and what they offer us today; and their own unique approaches to design that build on past traditions as well as contemporary trends, from an Asian perspective."--Book jacket.

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