WA: The Essence of Japanese Design

4.21 avg rating
( 34 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780714866963: WA: The Essence of Japanese Design

Explore the enduring beauty of Japanese design through some 250 objects, ranging from bento boxes, calligraphy brushes, and Shoji sliding doors to Noguchi’s Akari lamp, the iconic Kikkoman soy sauce bootle, and a modern‐day kimono designed by Issey Miyake.

Printed on craft paper and bound in the traditional Japanese style, WA features stunning, full‐page illustrations and an introduction by MUJI art director Kenya Hara.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Rossella Menegazzo is Associate Professor of History of East Asian Art at the Universita degli Studi of Milan. She completed her PhD Course in Oriental Studies at Ca' Foscari University of Venice in 2009, with a dissertation on Japanese art history and photography. She has curated several events and exhibitions and is the author of numerous texts on Japanese photography, graphic design and ukiyoe. She is a regular contributor to a number of national newspapers, writing articles on Japanese culture and art. Stefania Piotti received her BA in East Asian studies from Ca' Foscari University of Venice specializing in Japanese textiles and the development of kimono design and patterns in particular. She has worked as translator and scientific coordinator in various exhibitions on Japanese art and as editor of Italian and English publications such as Imai. A Retrospective (Electa, 1998), Hokusai (Phaidon, 2004) and Japan Style (Phaidon, 2007).

Review:

"...Explores the beauty, essence, and enduring impact of Japanese design... Printed on craft paper and bound in the traditional Japanese style with a stitched spine and folded pages, the book itself is an art masterpiece."—Chopsticks Magazine

"For those unfamiliar with the Japanese term 'wa', it can be loosely translated to mean 'harmony.' The concept can be seen in many ways in Japanese culture; in this book it's defined through 250 objects - from a 16th century bamboo case to a 1950s Isamu Noguchi table to a modern-day silk robe by Kenzo. What you can be sure of: everything chosen for the book is beautifully designed - right down to the utilitarian Kikkoman soy sauce bottle."—The New York Post

"I used to be a graphic designer, so I think books as objects, like Phaidon's WA: The Essence of Japanese Design, make exceptional gifts. Intricately bound, it showcases a collection of Japanese products, from food to ceramics."—DuJour (Denmark)

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 79.95
US$ 44.96

Convert Currency

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Add to Basket

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Rossella Menegazzo, Piotti, Kenya Hara
Published by Phaidon Press Ltd, United Kingdom (2014)
ISBN 10: 0714866962 ISBN 13: 9780714866963
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Phaidon Press Ltd, United Kingdom, 2014. Hardback. Book Condition: New. repr.. Language: English . Brand New Book. An exploration of the beauty and essence of Japanese design through 300 objects: from everyday items, to iconic fashion and furniture. Bookseller Inventory # AA99780714866963

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 44.96
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Rossella Menegazzo, Stefania Piotti, Kenya Hara
Published by Phaidon Press 2014-04-14 (2014)
ISBN 10: 0714866962 ISBN 13: 9780714866963
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Phaidon Press 2014-04-14, 2014. Book Condition: New. Brand new book, sourced directly from publisher. Dispatch time is 24-48 hours from our warehouse. Book will be sent in robust, secure packaging to ensure it reaches you securely. Bookseller Inventory # NU-GRD-05092432

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 45.81
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.03
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Rossella Menegazzo, Piotti, Kenya Hara
Published by Phaidon Press Ltd, United Kingdom (2014)
ISBN 10: 0714866962 ISBN 13: 9780714866963
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Phaidon Press Ltd, United Kingdom, 2014. Hardback. Book Condition: New. repr.. Language: English . Brand New Book. An exploration of the beauty and essence of Japanese design through 300 objects: from everyday items, to iconic fashion and furniture. Bookseller Inventory # AA99780714866963

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 49.93
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Piotti, Stefania
ISBN 10: 0714866962 ISBN 13: 9780714866963
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2014. HRD. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # KB-9780714866963

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 48.30
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Menegazzo, Rossella
Published by Phaidon Press Ltd (2014)
ISBN 10: 0714866962 ISBN 13: 9780714866963
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Phaidon Press Ltd, 2014. HRD. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # GB-9780714866963

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 41.09
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 12.14
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Piotti, Stefania, Mennegazzo, Rossella
Published by Phaidon Press (2014)
ISBN 10: 0714866962 ISBN 13: 9780714866963
New Softcover Quantity Available: 5
Rating
[?]

Book Description Phaidon Press, 2014. Book Condition: New. The beauty and essence of Japanese design through 300 objects. Num Pages: 288 pages. Dimension: 271 x 208 x 28. Weight in Grams: 1212. . 2014. Paperback. . . . . . Bookseller Inventory # V9780714866963

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 53.27
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From Ireland to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Rossella Menegazzo, Stefania Piotti, Kenya Hara, Imogen Forster
Published by Phaidon Press Ltd
ISBN 10: 0714866962 ISBN 13: 9780714866963
New Hardcover Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Phaidon Press Ltd. Hardback. Book Condition: new. BRAND NEW, WA: The Essence of Japanese Design, Rossella Menegazzo, Stefania Piotti, Kenya Hara, Imogen Forster, An exploration of the beauty and essence of Japanese design through 300 objects: from everyday items, to iconic fashion and furniture. Bookseller Inventory # B9780714866963

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 44.63
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.37
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Piotti, Stefania, Mennegazzo, Rossella
Published by Phaidon Press
ISBN 10: 0714866962 ISBN 13: 9780714866963
New Softcover Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
Kennys Bookstore
(Olney, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Phaidon Press. Book Condition: New. The beauty and essence of Japanese design through 300 objects. Num Pages: 288 pages. Dimension: 271 x 208 x 28. Weight in Grams: 1212. . 2014. Paperback. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780714866963

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 54.54
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Rossella Menegazzo, Stefania Piotti, Kenya Hara
Published by Phaidon Press Ltd 2014-04-14, London (2014)
ISBN 10: 0714866962 ISBN 13: 9780714866963
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Phaidon Press Ltd 2014-04-14, London, 2014. hardback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 9780714866963

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 47.22
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 8.09
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Stefania Piotti; Rossella Mennegazzo
ISBN 10: 0714866962 ISBN 13: 9780714866963
New Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
Speedy Hen LLC
(Sunrise, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # ST0714866962. Bookseller Inventory # ST0714866962

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 59.39
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book