Japanese Design: Art, Aesthetics & Culture


“Japanese design: Art, Aesthetics & Culture” has been released by Tuttle Publishing. It gives a unique view on Japanese design through a foreigner’s perspective, from traditional design such as Kimono and Ukiyoe to modern design, for example, “Butterfly Stool” by Sori Yanagi. This is not one of those books that attempts to explain everything about Japanese design. Instead, it examines “Japanese design” by looking into traditional Japanese cultural concepts such as “Wabi”, “Sabi”, “Iki”, and “Ma”. This relatively small 160-page book explains the foundation of foreigners’ admiration of Japanese culture and aesthetics. It contains over 200 images of Japanese architecture and objects to accompany a range of analyses on what characterizes “Japanese design”.

About the Author
Patricia J. Graham is an author, lecturer, and professional consultant on Asian art. She is a certied appraiser who works with private collectors, museums, attorneys, insurance companies, auction houses, and universities. Her books include Faith and Power in Japanese Buddhist Art, 1600–2005, and Tea of the Sages: The Art of Sencha, both published by the University of Hawaii Press. Find out more from Patricia on patriciagraham.net

“Japanese design: Art, Aestetics & Culture” can be purchased here, and we will give away two copies to randomly selected winners among those who “liked” our facebook page from today!

More info: Tuttle Publishing http://www.tuttlepublishing.com/

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