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Japanese graphics


In the field of graphic design, Japan has consolidated a unique reputation in the world in recent decades, perhaps because Japanese graphics exude an unparalleled sense of cleanliness and freshness.

This book, which makes use of the contributions of prestigious names in contemporary design such as Masaaki Hiromura, Daigo Daikoku and other world-famous artists, traces its development through three main phases: the post-war period (1950-1980), the golden decade ( the 1990s) and the 21st century. The works of the major Japanese designers communicate all the profound aesthetic sensitivity that pervades Japan and along the way, in analyzing the multiple cultural roots of this phenomenon and the sources of inspiration of the various creators, connections emerge to themes of great appeal: from Japanese aesthetics in general to those of wabi sabi and the tea ceremony (chanoyu), from the pictorial art of Yamatoe to that of the famous prints of the Ukiyoe tradition, from Zen to current manga.

Simplicity and two-dimensionality: the secret of the success of Japanese graphics.

Reasons of interest:

  • The best of Japanese graphics and the analysis of all cultural influences.
  • Posters & books, logos, branding and packaging: the four main categories of this art.
  • Graphic masterpieces commented by great designers.
  • Size: 21.6 × 28cm
  • 224 pages
  • 4 color printing
  • Hardback with dust jacket
  • ISBN 978 2 88935 424 5

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