Book Detail

Featured from New Books

Click on the call number to check the book's current status.

Made in Japan

Made in Japan
Reed Darmon
San Francisco : Chronicle Books, 2006
NC99806 .J3 D37 2006

Made in Japan - these three simple words conjure playful wit, delightful detail, formal elegance, and graphic energy. Collected in these pages are hundreds of images of everyday Japanese design and pop culture ephemera from the past century, including perfume ads, art deco matchboxes, robot toys, action movie posters, Noh masks, kimono patterns, sumo cards, children's books, household product packages, and much more. The fascinating objects assembled in this colorful book reveal traditional Japanese artistry and techniques as applied to playfully modern design.

A stylish object and graphic essay in one, Made in Japan is an extraordinary glimpse into the heart of japanese popular culture.

Quoted from dustjacket.