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Origins : the creative spark behind Japan's best product designs

Author: 萩原, 修, 1961- Shu Hagiwara ; translated by Philip Price. ; Shū Hagiwara
Publisher: Tokyo ; New York : Kodansha International, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"For this book, Shu Hagiwara, author and design director, has selected Japanese-designed products that had a great impact over the post-World War II period. His curiosity led him on a search for these products' beginnings. From Hagiwara's text, we learn much about these elegant, witty and beautiful designs and the process from concept to finished product. We also see their origins expressed in photography by the  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: 萩原, 修, 1961- Shu Hagiwara ; translated by Philip Price. ; Shū Hagiwara
ISBN: 9784770030405 4770030401
OCLC Number: 76140327
Notes: Translated from the Japanese.
Description: 111 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Flight of Fancy The Butterfly Stool --
Sitting on Air The Midori Chair --
A Perfect Knit Tango Chest 120 --
Light Work Tofu --
A Modular Classic The Sumitsubo --
A Flicker of Love METAPHYS/Hono --
The Lateral-Thinking Box Coro Hako --
Whopper Deluxe The Hamburger Stool --
Ghost Story Oba-Q --
New Horizons The Teiza-isu --
A Light Fantastic Akari --
Everyday Icon The G-Type Soy Sauce Bottle --
Celebrating Rice The Shallow Rice Bowl --
Tea? Y Not? Tottoto --
Ringing in the Years ring ring --
The Taste of Bamboo Taketleryu --
Steam Dreaming ZUTTO --
Rise and Shine Contrast/Aroma --
Design on Demand The Compact IH --
The Caked Crusader Boya --
A Mother's Warm Touch Ken-on-kun --
Sweet Talk Sweets --
Flash Cameras IXY DIGITAL --
Soundtracks for Life The Walkman --
Ringing True telephone 610- --
Timeless Pieces ALBaq --
The Block Clock to:ca --
The Mists of Time kehai --
Slip into This One Piece Slippers --
Memory Bundle Furoshiki --
Box Elegant Pen Tray --
Playing for Keeps Trash Pot --
The Box Seat Riki Stool --
The Rubber Menagerie Animal Rubber Band --
Inside is Out Splash --
Fleet of Foot Aquarium --
A Southern Star The TSubame --
Easy Rider Super Cub --
Gas and More Prius --
Happiness is a Warm TV --
Designer Profiles.
Responsibility: Shu Hagiwara ; photography by Masashi Kuma ; translated by Philip Price.
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Gorgeously illustrated and lively, this new book reveals the ideas that led to Japan's most innovative and exciting contemporary product designs, including delightful examples of furniture,  Read more...

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"Spectacularly rendered coffee-table collection ... from furniture to appliances to toys to even the ubiquitous drip-free soy sauce bottle." --The Bloomsbury Review

 
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