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Sublime (New Design and Architecture from Japan)

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Elegant Japanese products, architecture, and interiors that build upon tradition while defining the future of design. After the visual excesses of the first decade of the new millennium, there now appears to be a distinct demand for clear and rational, yet forwardthinking, design. Seamlessly melding aesthetics, functionality, and quality while simultaneously avoiding excess has been a foundation of Japanese handicraft for hundreds of years. Creatives from Japan are masters at skillfully combining rational functionality with a contemporary sense of design in a way that seems effortless and even playful. Sublime is a comprehensive collection of the relevant trends in Japanese design that reveals the country’s overall design aesthetic. The book presents architecture, interiors, and products that are created with an approach that is both rational and visionary. The results of this striking combination often appear futuristic and somehow transcendent. Japanese architecture is adept at bringing inner and outer areas of buildings together harmoniously. Even the smallest rooms can seem surprisingly spacious. Sublime explores the impact of the interplay between old-style handicraft
and modern technology as well as traditional and high-tech materials on Japanese design. It features work by established names such as Naoto Fukasawa, Tokujin Yoshioka, Kengo Kuma, and Nendo, and introduces talent from a new generation that has found its own design style somewhere between a traditional Japanese approach and modern or post-modern influences. As the book clearly shows, a Japanese design philosophy based on local traditions has not only survived a general trend toward Westernization, but it is also being translated into outstanding examples of contemporary visual culture around the world.

This book title, Sublime (New Design and Architecture from Japan), ISBN: 9783899553727, by Robert Klanten, K. Bolhoefer, B. Meyer, published by Prestel Publishing (September 28, 2011) is available in hardcover. Our minimum order quantity is 25 copies. All standard bulk book orders ship FREE in the continental USA and delivered in 4-10 business days. Expedited shipping is also available.

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  • Product Details

    Author:
    Robert Klanten, K. Bolhoefer, B. Meyer
    Format:
    Hardcover
    Pages:
    288
    Publisher:
    Prestel Publishing (September 28, 2011)
    Language:
    English
    ISBN-13:
    9783899553727
    ISBN-10:
    3899553721
    Weight:
    20oz
    Case Pack:
    12
    File:
    RandomHouse-PRH-20170813_061338-RH-NA-PHYSICAL-DELTA-21-20170818.xml
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    RandomHouse
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