Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: Plastic toys based on Japanese comics, movies and TV shows from Astro Boy, Godzilla and Gatchaman, to Power Rangers, Sailor Moon and Pokemon, have had a powerful effect on the imaginations and the markets of the West, and have kick-started trends in design and pop culture that have crossed from Japan to the West and back East again.
Lavish full-color photographs of cult, limited-edition, and "designer" toys take us through the postwar period and right up into the present, with a fascinating look at the current vogue for "urban vinyl" and "art" toys. Extensively researched, the book includes interviews with the leading players in today's toy world, including long-established Japanese toymaking giants Kaiyodo and Sanrio, world-famous fine artists and producers of "art" toys Takashi Murakami and Yoshitomo Nara, and cult Hong Kong designers of "urban vinyl" toys Michael Lau and Eric So.
With its blend of incisive analysis and stylish photography, this is a book that will appeal to a wide range of readers: from those interested in the latest trends in contemporary art, to toy collectors young and old, and to anyone with an interest in Japan's influence on contemporary pop culture.
From the Publisher: Welcome to the world of plastic culture. A world where toys have been freed from the playroom to run rampant across desktops and living spaces, galleries and fashion houses, design showrooms and furniture outlets. How did toys infiltrate the mainstream? Why has Japan had such a powerful effect on the imaginations and the markets of the West?
Title: Plastic Culture: How Japanese Toys Conquered...
Publisher: Kodansha International
Book Condition: VERY GOOD
Book Description Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # K-516-200
Book Description Kodansha International August 2006, 2006. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. used hardcover in a dust jacket. jacket is slightly worn about the edges, but with no tears and not price clipped. pages and binding are clean, straight and tight. there are no marks to the text or other serious flaws. Bookseller Inventory # 1062394
Book Description Kodansha International, 2006. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Very Good. Privately owned copy. Light edge wear to covers and dust jacket. Binding is secure. Clean pages free of writing, marks or tears. Buy with confidence! 100% satisfaction guaranteed. Bookseller Inventory # 1701220004
Book Description Kodansha International, 2006. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG4770030177
Book Description Kodansha International, 2006. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. This book is in very good condition; no remainder marks. Dustjacket does have some shelfwear and small corner tear on the back. Inside pages are clean. ; 0.71 x 9.92 x 7.8 Inches; 112 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 100114-334-125
Book Description KODANSHA INTERNATIONAL, 2006. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. CLEAN TIGHT HARDCOVER. JACKET IN REMOVABLE PROTECTIVE MYLAR COVER. Bookseller Inventory # CO3129B
Book Description Kodansha International 2006-08-18, 2006. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. 4770030177 We guarantee all of our items - customer service and satisfaction are our top priorities. Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Bookseller Inventory # POTM-4770030177
Book Description KODANSHA INTERNATIONAL, TOKYO, 2006. HARD COVER. Book Condition: NEAR MINT. Dust Jacket Condition: FINE. MANY COLOUR PHOTOS (illustrator). STATED FIRST. ONE DING TO ONE CORNER OTHERWISE LIKE NEW IN BRIGHT UNCLIPPED JACKET THE STORY OF MICHAEL LAU JUNKO MIZUNO HELLO KITTY AND MORE FIRST PRINTING IN ENGLISH. Bookseller Inventory # 004595
Book Description Kodansha International, Tokyo, 2006. Hardcover. Book Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. Tiny hint of shelf wear but hardly worth a mention. Bookseller Inventory # 015678
Book Description Kodansha International, 2006. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M4770030177