Tokyo On Foot: Travels in the City's Most Colorful Neighborhoodsby Florent Chavouet
Florent Chavouet, a young graphic artist, spent six months exploring Tokyo while his girlfriend interned at a company there. Each day he would set forth with a pouch full of/b>
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This prize-winning book is both an illustrated tour of a Tokyo rarely seen in Japan travel guides and an artist's warm, funny, visually rich, and always entertaining graphic memoir.
Florent Chavouet, a young graphic artist, spent six months exploring Tokyo while his girlfriend interned at a company there. Each day he would set forth with a pouch full of color pencils and a sketchpad, and visit different neighborhoods. This stunning book records the city that he got to know during his adventures. It isn't the Tokyo of packaged tours and glossy guidebooks, but a grittier, vibrant place, full of ordinary people going about their daily lives and the scenes and activities that unfold on the streets of a bustling metropolis.
Here you find business men and women, hipsters, students, grandmothers, shopkeepers, policemen, and other urban types and tribes in all manner of dress and hairstyles. A temple nestles among skyscrapers; the corner grocery anchors a diverse assortment of dwellings, cafes, and shops—often tangled in electric lines.
The artist mixes styles and tags his pictures with wry comments and observations. Realistically rendered advertisements or posters of pop stars contrast with cartoon sketches of iconic objects or droll vignettes.
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I love this book. The sketches are great, the footnotes are funny. A great read for anyone who likes Japan. But the nook version of this book is terrible quality. I can't read any of the writing in it, which really takes away from the book. I feel like I wasted my money. Definitely buy the physical copy instead.
Great book! one of the best ART albums I ever had! I was in japan and I was looking for something that will remind me my adventures. To those who in love in Japan - don't think - buy it! But only a paper copy. Digital books are always waste of money...
Don't buy. The original book is good but nook version is hard to read. It brokes if I close up the image.
Based on the description, I was expecting a book I could use on walking tours of Tokyo. It definitely is not appropriate for that purpose. Moreover, even if it were, it is oversized and does not fit into your pocket. This is a book to look at in the store to decide if you want to buy it. Certainly don't buy it online.