Ce livre présente plus d'une centaine de motifs modernes ou classiques de kimonos ainsi que de nombreuses informations sur les types de tissus, de teinture, de broderie. Organisé en quatre sections (printemps, été, automne et hiver), il propose ainsi une histoire illustrée de cet habit ainsi que des accessoires qui l'accompagnent à travers les différentes époques.
"Graham has crafted a compact, jewel-like resource for all who seek to understand the sources, evolution, impact, and value of Japanese aesthetics and design principles in our modern world." -Dr. Jane Schall, Sanders Sosland Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art This beautifully illustrated guide offers stunning visual examples and detailed discussions of the objects, aesthetics, philosophy and cultural significance of Japanese design.
Asian art expert Dr. Patricia Graham helps guide readers through the aspects of Japanese art and design we've all come to appreciate-whether it's a silk kimono, carefully raked garden path or modern snack food packaging. From the ten key characteristics of Japanese design to the Shinto and Buddhist influences on its aesthetics, this book serves as a great resource for the different styles and how they developed.
Another fascinating and less explored piece of design in Japan is its influence on and interpretation by Westerners. From Frank Lloyd Wright to Lafcadio Hearn, artists, scientists, designers, journalists and philosophers were inspired by Japan's arts and crafts in the 19th century. This often romanticized version of Japanese design-viewed through a Western cultural lens-continues to influence our view of it to this day. Graham unpacks the sincere, but sometimes misguided, interpretations of concepts like wabi sabi and shibui.
With more than 200 stunning color photos, this detailed guide will be enjoyed by everyone from professional designers to art students, and museum geeks to Japanophiles.
With this book, some card stock paper, and a hobby knife, you can build spectacular recreations of the most famous buildings in the world. It gives instructions and templates for 16 buildings, including the Parthenon, the White House, the Eiffel Tower, the Chrysler building, and the Forbidden City. There are over 900 photographs detailing the cutting and assembling of the pieces, many without using glue or tape, except for attaching it to a base. Once the structure is attached to the base not only will it look amazing, but it can be folded up and taken anywhere. For the would be architect, the papercraft hobbyist, or a model builder, Origami Architecture will provide hours of activity and an impressive result.