Tag Archives: Japanese

Daido Moriyama: White and Vinegar

White and Vinegar – Daido Moriyama

From 2012, and here signed, Daido Moriyama’s “White and Vinegar”. The book includes his writings and thoughts from the past 40 years as well as photographs taken on film by The Impossible Project.  It’s a little gem. > MORE Daido Moriyama: White and Vinegar [signed] Editor:    Hisako Motoo Designed by:    Satoshi Machiguchi Text by:    Daido […]

Takahiro Kurashima: Poemotion 2

Set Them in Motion

The Japanese graphic designer Takahiro Kurashima, who is art director for Dentsu agency, has come with a sequel to his previous Poemotion. ”Poemotion 2 ” is in colour, offering the same joyful sensation of graphics in motion by using a moiré film. Enjoy! > MORE Takahiro Kurashima: Poemotion 2  Author:    Takahiro Kurashima ISBN:    9783037783511 Publisher:   […]

Shiro Kuramata

Kuramata – The Fearless

A two-volume delight. Then new and daring materials, like acrylic and rib mesh, coupled with expressive forms and unique combinations signified Shiro Kuramata’s design. This new volume is an impressive attempt to catalogue his œuvre . > MORE Shiro Kuramata Text by:    Deyan Sudjic Compiled by:    Keiko Hashimoto ISBN:    9780714845005 Publisher:    Phaidon Press Publ. year:   […]

Complete Works by Kengo Kuma

Recovery: Complete Works by Kengo Kuma

Kengo Kuma often speaks about recovery; the recovery of place, of traditions. His works and projects illuminate how the respect for values can be merged into an architecture for the 21st century.    > MORE . Complete Works by Kengo Kuma Essays by:    Kenneth Frampton Publisher:    Thames & Hudson Publ. year:    2013 Language:    English Pages:    320 […]

Nendo - Ghost Stories

Nendo: Ghost Stories with photos of Kenichi Higuchi

Nendo asked Japanese photographer Kenichi Higuchi by capture the atmosphere of its design studio. Over three years he followed Nendo’s production and design process.  > MORE . Ghost Stories by Nendo Photographs by:    Kenichi Higuchi Publisher:    ADP Publishing year:    2010 Language:    English Pages:    244 Illustrations:    in colour Edition:    no text in book ________________ More Information […]

Nendo - Works 2010-2011

Nendo – Works 2010-2011

The Japanese design studio Nendo is the guest of honour at the furniture fair this year. Here’s is the latest book on Nendo, cataloguing products, furniture and interior design from 2010 to 2011.   > MORE . Nendo – Works 2010-2011 Text by:    Oki Saato Publisher:    ADP Publ. year:    2011 Languages:    English, Japanese Pages:    518 Illustrations:   […]

Rei Kawakubo

Conceptual – Rei Kawakubo

i-D magazine digs into its archives to explore the world of Rei Kawakubo and Comme des Garçons. Here’s a large-size monograph filled with 20 years of Kawakubo’s fashion.   > MORE . Rei Kawakubo Features:    Comme des Garçons Editor:    Terry Jones Photographs by:    Max Vadukul, Paolo Roversi, Nick Knight Interviewee:    Terry Jones, Holly Shackleton, Jamie Huckbody […]

Encyclopedia of Flowers Flower Works by Makoto Azuma

Floral Fury by Makoto Azuma

“Encyclopedia of Flowers” showcases the awesome floral installations of Japanese artist (also a florist at Jardin des Fleurs in Tokyo). Stunning work packed in a book designed by Kenya Hara. Makoto Azuma is a florist/artist creating what Japanese Shift magazine calls “punk art using plants and flowers”  > MORE Encyclopedia of Flowers – Flower Works by […]

Stacking patterns – Kengo Kuma Lab

Kengo Kuma Lab has developed a method of uniting the Japanese pattern-making methods with architectural layering techniques. “Patterns and Layering” will explain this new revolutionary method in detail. Exciting!    > MORE Patterns and Layering – Japanese Spatial Culture, Nature and Architecture Editors:    Salvator-John Liotta, Matteo Belfiore Foreword by:    Kengo Kuma ISBN:    9783899554618 Publisher:    Gestalten Publ. […]

Exploring time and space, reality and the imagination – Hiroshi Sugimoto

In Sugimoto’s traveling exhibition “Revolution,” now showing at Museum Brandhorst, the photographic series tracks the movement of the moon over an extended time. These night photos are titled at a 90 degree angle, altering the horizons into vertical lines. > MORE Revolution by Hiroshi Sugimoto Text by:    Armin Zweite Publisher:    Hatje Cantz Publishing year:    2013 […]