Books, letterforms and design in Asia : Sugiura Kohei in conversation with Asian designers
Kōhei Sugiura (Author), Jan Fornell (Translator), Alan Gleason (Translator), Nanci Takeyama (Translator)
"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
Print Book, English, 2014
ADARG and Marg Foundation, Mumbai, 2014
351 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 22 cm.
Original edition published in Japanese in 2005, as "Books, Text, and Design in Asia."