Responding to Chaos: Society, Tradition, Technology and Order in Japanese Design

Responding to Chaos: Society, Tradition, Technology and Order in Japanese Design

by David N Buck, N. Buck David
     
 

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A celebration of a unique culture and its experience of design, this sensitive text is a timely examination of Japanese design at the start of a new century. The country's economic boom in the 1980s produced a surge of interest in land and building, and consequently in design in all its forms. From restaurant interiors to products, from private housing to

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A celebration of a unique culture and its experience of design, this sensitive text is a timely examination of Japanese design at the start of a new century. The country's economic boom in the 1980s produced a surge of interest in land and building, and consequently in design in all its forms. From restaurant interiors to products, from private housing to recreational spaces, design received an unprecedented degree of attention. However the bursting in the early 1990s of this so-called 'bubble' economy has prompted a re-examination of design and its role in urban society.

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'This is the real value of Buck's book, in that it gives the English-language audience access to the work and thoughts of a number of fascinating designers who, despite their significance in Japan, seldom attract the attention of the international design press.' - Japan - People, Power and Opinion

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ISBN-13:
9780419251101
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/28/2001
Pages:
220
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 10.50(h) x 0.60(d)

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