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Japan Style

Author : Geeta Mehta,Kimie Tada
Publisher : Tuttle Publishing
Page : 273 pages
File Size : 51,7 Mb
Release : 2019-09-24
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9781462905959

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Japan Style by Geeta Mehta,Kimie Tada Pdf

Enter the world of the stylish Japanese house, where every object in sight is a work of art. Japan Style introduces 20 special residences. With more than 200 color photographs, this book showcases Japanese design in the stunning beauty of old homes and reveals how they are cared for by their owners. Traditional Japanese homes, with superbly crafted fine wood, great workmanship and seasonal interior arrangements, have an aesthetic of infinite simplicity. Unlike Japanese inns and historical buildings, the Japanese architecture featured in this book is on private property not open to public viewing. Japan Style offers a rare glimpse into the intimate world of everyday Japanese culture and fascinating insight into the traditional architecture of Japan.

Japan Style

Author : Gian Carlo Calza
Publisher : Phaidon Press
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 44,8 Mb
Release : 2015-09-14
Category : Design
ISBN : 0714870552

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Japan Style by Gian Carlo Calza Pdf

An authoritative and wide-ranging visual essay on the aesthetics of Japan, now in a beautiful paperback edition. Japan Style, written by one of the world's most respected scholars of Japanese art and culture, defines what 'Japan style' is. It explores specific achievements in Japanese art and architecture, but also offers an in-depth analysis of the whole of Japanese culture, its vision of the world and of humankind. 'Japan style' is something recognizable to everyone: a beautifully arranged flower, an elegant piece of calligraphy or a simple rock garden, but it is also something that is very difficult to define. The book is divided into three main sections. In the first one ('Irregular Beauty'), the author delineates the different aspects of Japanese culture and draws interesting connections between art, architecture, religion, philosophy and mythology. For example, he explains the aesthetics of the tea ceremony and its relationship to Zen philosophy as well as other subjects such as the function of the void in mythology, Buddhism and the arts. The second part of the book ('A Feeling of Nature') follows a chronological path from ancient times to the present explaining more specifically how to interpret the different forms of Japanese art (literature, painting, sculpture, etc.). The third part of the book ('Art Masters') contains short monographs on Japanese masters in the history of Japanese art and culture: Zeami Moto, the creator of No theatre; Hokusai, the master of woodblock printing; Yasunai Kawabata and Mishima Yukio, the writers; and the graphic designer, Tanaka Ikko. Calza's groundbreaking and insightful text is accompanied by 150 colour images of a great variety of examples from Japanese art and culture.


Author : W. David Marx
Publisher : Basic Books
Page : 299 pages
File Size : 44,7 Mb
Release : 2015-12-01
Category : Design
ISBN : 9780465073870

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Ametora by W. David Marx Pdf

The story of how Japan adopted and ultimately revived traditional American fashion Look closely at any typically "American" article of clothing these days, and you may be surprised to see a Japanese label inside. From high-end denim to oxford button-downs, Japanese designers have taken the classic American look—known as ametora, or "American traditional"—and turned it into a huge business for companies like Uniqlo, Kamakura Shirts, Evisu, and Kapital. This phenomenon is part of a long dialogue between Japanese and American fashion; in fact, many of the basic items and traditions of the modern American wardrobe are alive and well today thanks to the stewardship of Japanese consumers and fashion cognoscenti, who ritualized and preserved these American styles during periods when they were out of vogue in their native land. In Ametora, cultural historian W. David Marx traces the Japanese assimilation of American fashion over the past hundred and fifty years, showing how Japanese trendsetters and entrepreneurs mimicked, adapted, imported, and ultimately perfected American style, dramatically reshaping not only Japan's culture but also our own in the process.

Japan Style Sheet

Author : Society of Writers, Editors and Translators, Tokyo
Publisher : Stone Bridge Press
Page : 82 pages
File Size : 55,5 Mb
Release : 2008-09-01
Category : Reference
ISBN : 9781880656303

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Japan Style Sheet by Society of Writers, Editors and Translators, Tokyo Pdf

A Chicago Style Manual-type guide for anyone working on English-language publications about Japan. Primarily for nonspecialists, it also contains advice and lists of resources for translators and researchers.

Japan Style: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics

Author : Gregory Howell,Robert Yellin
Publisher : Lulu.com
Page : 38 pages
File Size : 47,9 Mb
Release : 2017
Category : Art
ISBN : 9781365969287

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Japan Style: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics by Gregory Howell,Robert Yellin Pdf

JAPAN STYLE - Contemporary Japanese Ceramics. Featuring the works of Kato Takahiko, Hashimoto Machiko, and Tanoue Shinya. This exhibition features works by three contemporary Japanese ceramic artists who have drawn inspiration from not only the diverse ceramic traditions of their country, but have managed to unfold the unique story behind their own passions and values in life. It is this birth of contemporary creativity that enables the artist to draw inspiration from beauty and create powerful works of form and function. Among the 18 objects in this presentation, you will find works associated with Japan's most ancient kilns which have been producing functional stoneware vessels for daily use for nearly a millennium and for the celebrated tea ceremony for 400 years. You will discover tea cups and bowls, flower vases, serving plates, and even an owl, which combine ancient materials and techniques with new forms and styles.

Parting the Mists

Author : Aida Yuen Wong
Publisher : University of Hawaii Press
Page : 246 pages
File Size : 43,6 Mb
Release : 2006-02-28
Category : Art
ISBN : 0824829522

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In Parting the Mists, Aida Yuen Wong makes a convincing argument that the forging of a national tradition in modern China was frequently pursued in association with rather than in rejection of Japan. The focus of her book is on Japan’s integral role in the invention of "national-style painting," or guohua, in early-twentieth-century China. Guohua, referring to brush paintings on traditional formats, is often misconstrued as a residual conservatism from the dynastic age that barricaded itself within classical traditions. Wong places this art form at the forefront of cross-cultural exchange. Notable proponents of guohua (e.g., Chen Hengke, Jin Cheng, Fu Baoshi, and Gao Jianfu) are discussed in connection with Japan, where they discovered stylistic and ideological paradigms consonant with the empowering of "Asian/Oriental" cultural practices against the backdrop of encroaching westernization. Not just a "window on the West," Japan stood as an informant of China modernism in its own right. The first book in English devoted to Sino-Japanese dialogues in modern art, Parting the Mists explores the sensitive phenomenon of Japanism in the practice and theory of Chinese painting. Wong carries out a methodologically agile study that sheds light on multiple spheres: stylistic and iconographic innovations, history writing, art theory, patronage and the market, geopolitics, the creation of artists’ societies, and exhibitions. Without avoiding the dark history of Japanese imperialism, she provides a nuanced reading of Chinese views about Japan and the two countries’ convergent, and often colliding, courses of nationalism.

Style Shifting in Japanese

Author : Kimberly Jones,Tsuyoshi Ono
Publisher : John Benjamins Publishing
Page : 350 pages
File Size : 41,5 Mb
Release : 2008
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN : 9789027254252

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Style Shifting in Japanese by Kimberly Jones,Tsuyoshi Ono Pdf

This innovative and interdisciplinary book on style shifting in Japanese brings together a wide range of perspectives and methodologies—including discourse analysis, sociolinguistics, cognitive linguistics, and functional linguistics—to look at a variety of types of style shifting in both spoken and written Japanese discourse. Though diverse in approach, the contributions all reflect the belief that language use is inextricably linked to both context and language structure in mutually constitutive relationships. Topics covered include shifting between "polite" and "plain" styles, the emergence of a "semi-polite" style, speakers' strategic use of gendered styles or regional dialects, shifting between different deictic expressions, and prosodic shifting. This careful and detailed examination advances our understanding of the complex phenomenon of style shifting not only in Japanese, but also more generally, and will be of interest to researchers and students in fields such as linguistics, linguistic anthropology, communication studies, and second language acquisition and teaching.

Rhetoric in Modern Japan

Author : Massimiliano Tomasi
Publisher : University of Hawaii Press
Page : 288 pages
File Size : 52,5 Mb
Release : 2004-07-31
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN : 0824827988

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Rhetoric in Modern Japan by Massimiliano Tomasi Pdf

Rhetoric in Modern Japan is the first volume to discuss the role of Western rhetoric in the creation of a modern Japanese oral and narrative style. It considers the introduction of Western rhetoric, clarifying its interactions with the forces and synergies that shaped Japanese literature and culture in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Focusing on the Meiji and Taishō years (1868-1926), it challenges the prevailing view among contemporary scholars that rhetoric did not play a significant role in the literary developments of the period. Massimiliano Tomasi chronicles the blooming of scholarship in the field in the early 1870s, providing the first descriptive analysis and cogently articulated critique of the major rhetorical treatises of the time. In discussing the rise of public speaking in early Meiji society, he unveils the existence of crucial links between the study of rhetoric and the social and literary events of the time, underscoring the key role played by oratory both as a tool for social modernization and as an effective platform for the reappraisal of the spoken language. The collusion and conflicts characterizing rhetoric and its relationship with the genbun itchi movement, which sought to unify spoken and written language, are explored, demonstrating that their perceived antagonism was the uh_product of a misguided notion of rhetoric and the process of rhetorical signification rather than a true theoretical conflict. Tomasi makes a convincing argument that, in fact, Western rhetoric mediated between these equally compelling pursuits and paved the way toward an acceptable compromise between classical and colloquial written styles.

Japan Country Living

Author : Amy Sylvester Katoh
Publisher : Tuttle Publishing
Page : 192 pages
File Size : 54,8 Mb
Release : 2012-05-22
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9781462906499

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Japan Country Living by Amy Sylvester Katoh Pdf

This Japanese design and interior decorating book focuses on the traditional country homes of rural Japan From Japanese antiques to home and garden design, Japan Country Living is a delightful introduction for art and furniture lovers. In over 450 full-color photographs this book presents Japan as it was yesterday, and describes the metamorphosis of he traditional country lifestyle into a viable alternative for today's city dwellers. Japan Country Living is an appreciation of the Japanese countryside and its skilled artisans. It is an invaluable source of ideas for those wanting to add touches of nature and beauty to modern urban living.


Author : Pepin Van Roojen
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 55,8 Mb
Release : 2016-03-15
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 946009421X

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Japan by Pepin Van Roojen Pdf

LABEL & STICKER BOOKS 32 sheets with stickers, labels & tapes (17.2 x 24.10 cm)

Making Modern Japanese-Style Painting

Author : Chelsea Foxwell
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Page : 296 pages
File Size : 49,9 Mb
Release : 2015-07-20
Category : Art
ISBN : 9780226110806

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Making Modern Japanese-Style Painting by Chelsea Foxwell Pdf

Introduction. Nihonga and the historical inscription of the modern -- Exhibitions and the making of modern Japanese painting -- In search of images -- The painter and his audiences -- Decadence and the emergence of Nihonga style -- Naturalizing the double reading -- Transmission and the historicity of Nihonga -- Conclusion.

Tokyo Street Style

Author : Yoko Yagi
Publisher : Abrams
Page : 240 pages
File Size : 51,7 Mb
Release : 2018-04-03
Category : Design
ISBN : 9781683352327

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Tokyo Street Style by Yoko Yagi Pdf

Tokyo is home to a creative and daring street-style scene, rich with subcultures and shaped by constant motion. In Tokyo Street Style, fashion writer Yoko Yagi explores influential trends, covering an eclectic range of styles from kawaii cute to genderless looks, while designers, editors, models, stylists, and other important personalities in the Tokyo fashion scene share their individual approaches to style in interviews. Moving from a glimpse of the outrageous fashion found on the streets of Harajuku to everyday-chic work and weekend attire, this comprehensive guide offers a lively overview of an extraordinary urban culture with a rich collection of inspirational photographs and practical guidance for cultivating Tokyo style, no matter where you live. Concluding with a curated selection of the best boutiques and vintage stores, along with some of the most fashionable places to eat and drink, Tokyo Street Style is a colorful lookbook and travel guide filled with insight from Japan’s most fascinating tastemakers.

Just One Cookbook

Author : Namiko Chen
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 287 pages
File Size : 53,8 Mb
Release : 2021
Category : Cooking, Japanese
ISBN : 9798706112172

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Take Ivy

Author : Shosuke Ishizu,Toshiyuki Kurosu,Hajime Hasegawa
Publisher : powerHouse Books
Page : 142 pages
File Size : 41,6 Mb
Release : 2010-08-31
Category : Photography
ISBN : 9781576875506

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Take Ivy by Shosuke Ishizu,Toshiyuki Kurosu,Hajime Hasegawa Pdf

Described by The New York Times as, "a treasure of fashion insiders," Take Ivy was originally published in Japan in 1965, setting off an explosion of American-influenced "Ivy Style" fashion among students in the trendy Ginza shopping district of Tokyo. The product of four sartorial style enthusiasts, Take Ivy is a collection of candid photographs shot on the campuses of America's elite, Ivy League universities. The series focuses on men and their clothes, perfectly encapsulating the unique academic fashion of the era. Whether lounging in the quad, studying in the library, riding bikes, in class, or at the boathouse, the subjects of Take Ivy are impeccably and distinctively dressed in the finest American-made garments of the time. Take Ivy is now considered a definitive document of this particular style, and rare original copies are highly sought after by "trad" devotees worldwide. A small-run reprint came out in Japan in 2006 and sold out almost immediately. Now, for the first time ever, powerHouse is reviving this classic tome with an all-new English translation. Ivy style has never been more popular, in Japan or stateside, proving its timeless and transcendent appeal. Take Ivy has survived the decades and is an essential object for anyone interested in the history or future of fashion.

Be More Japan

Author : DK Eyewitness
Publisher : Penguin
Page : 480 pages
File Size : 54,7 Mb
Release : 2019-07-30
Category : Travel
ISBN : 9781465497093

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Be More Japan by DK Eyewitness Pdf

Whether you're dreaming about your first journey, revisiting the trip of a lifetime or simply in love with all things Japan, Be More Japan will transport you to this fascinating country. Dive into the thrilling and serene world of Shinto monks, street food vendors, anime characters, Okinawan centenarians, technological innovators, J-Pop megastars, ancient philosophers, onsen dwellers and so many more. There are so many ways to fall in love with Japan. It's home to one of the world's most unique cultures: a perfectly balanced celebration of past traditions; the vibrancy of now and the need to look fearlessly into the future. From architecture to martial arts; from ramen to robots; kawaii to Kusama; ikigai to ikebana; towering skyscrapers to shrines - Be More Japan uncovers the art and creativity behind modern Japanese living through its kaleidoscope of contrasting places, people and practices. With beautiful design throughout and with each page alive with facts, history and inspiration, Be More Japan invites you to absorb a little Japanese wisdom into your daily life.