Tokyo On Foot: Travels in the City's Most Colorful Neighborhoods [NOOK Book]

Overview


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 colored pencils and a sketchpad, to visit different neighborhoods. This stunning book records the city that he got to know during his adventures, a gritty, vibrant place, full of ordinary people going about their daily lives. Realistically rendered city views or posters of pop stars contrast with cartoon sketches of iconic objects or droll ...
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Tokyo On Foot: Travels in the City's Most Colorful Neighborhoods

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Overview


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 colored pencils and a sketchpad, to visit different neighborhoods. This stunning book records the city that he got to know during his adventures, a gritty, vibrant place, full of ordinary people going about their daily lives. Realistically rendered city views or posters of pop stars contrast with cartoon sketches of iconic objects or droll vignettes, like a housewife walking her pet pig and a Godzilla statue in a local park.

With wit, a playful sense of humor, and the colored pencils of his kit, Florent Chavouet sets aside the question of urban ugliness or beauty and captures the Japanese essence of a great city.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781462906406
  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/23/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 1,264,652
  • File size: 29 MB
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 2, 2013

    Good book, bad ebook

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 4, 2014

    Great book! one of the best ART albums I ever had! I was in japa

    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... 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2014

    Bad quality

    Don't buy. The original book is good but nook version is hard to read. It brokes if I close up the image.

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  • Posted April 2, 2012

    Not at all what I had in mind.

    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.

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