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Publisher Comments:

Tokyolife is is a lavish, whip-smart insider's guide to the last few years of cultural production in one of the world's great centers of creativity, and is organized around the physical city, and the role of the megalopolis itself as both the site and inspiration for an unprecedented explosion in design and the visual arts.

Tokyo and its avant-garde occupy a disproportionate role in the creation of global culture. Represented in this book is the work of over eighty creatives--painters, architects, interior designers, industrial designers, fashion designers, filmmakers and photographers, many highly influential, and some as yet unknown in the West. Announcing a generational transition, the divergent personalities profiled in the book have collectively engineered entirely new ways of seeing, expanding their influence well beyond Japan and into the arts of Asia, Western Europe, and North America.

Synopsis:

Tokyo and its avant-garde occupy a disproportionate role in the creation of global culture, and this book presents the most important work in art, design, architecture, fashion, film, and photography. The divergent personalities profiled in the book have collectively engineered new ways of seeing, expanding their influence well beyond Japan and into the arts of Asia, Western Europe, and North America. The book is organised around the physical city, and the role of the megalopolis as both the site and inspiration for an unprecedented explosion in the visual arts.

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The divergent personalities profiled in this book have collectively engineered entirely new ways of seeing, expanding their influence well beyond Japan and into the arts of Asia, Western Europe, and North America. Featuring the work of renowned talents as well as rising stars, this book is organized around the physical city and the role of the megalopolis as both the site and inspiration for an unprecedented explosion in the visual arts.

About the Author

Ian Luna is the author and editor of five books on architecture, urbanism, and design for Rizzoli. Toshiko Mori is a professor of Architecture and the Chair of the Department of Architecture at Harvard University's Graduate School of Design. Lauren A. Gould is an art director and writer based in New York City. Tom Mes and Jasper Sharp co-edit Midnighteye.com, the premier English-language website on Japanese cinema. Mes is also the author of several books. Kawamura Yuniya is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, and is the author of The Japanese Revolution in Paris Fashion and Fashion-ology: An Introduction to Fashion Studies. Hayashi Fumihiro is a writer and critic based in Tokyo, and the editor of the DUNE. David G. Imber and Mika Yoshida are editors of Casa Brutus and Brutus magazines, two influential architecture/design magazines in Japan.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780847829255
Subtitle:
Art and Design
Author:
Luna, Ian
Author:
Mes, Tom
Author:
Sharp, Jasper
Author:
Yoshida, Mika
Author:
Imber, David G.
Author:
Gould, Lauren A.
Publisher:
Rizzoli
Subject:
Asian
Subject:
Design - General
Subject:
General
Subject:
Arts, Japanese - Japan - Tokyo - 20th century
Subject:
Arts, Japanese - Japan - Tokyo - 21st century
Publication Date:
20080527
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
OVER 400 SKETCHES, PHOTOS AND ILLUSTRATI
Pages:
498
Dimensions:
11.35x8.73x1.53 in. 4.98 lbs.

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Product details 498 pages Rizzoli Publications - English 9780847829255 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Tokyo and its avant-garde occupy a disproportionate role in the creation of global culture, and this book presents the most important work in art, design, architecture, fashion, film, and photography. The divergent personalities profiled in the book have collectively engineered new ways of seeing, expanding their influence well beyond Japan and into the arts of Asia, Western Europe, and North America. The book is organised around the physical city, and the role of the megalopolis as both the site and inspiration for an unprecedented explosion in the visual arts.
"Synopsis" by , The divergent personalities profiled in this book have collectively engineered entirely new ways of seeing, expanding their influence well beyond Japan and into the arts of Asia, Western Europe, and North America. Featuring the work of renowned talents as well as rising stars, this book is organized around the physical city and the role of the megalopolis as both the site and inspiration for an unprecedented explosion in the visual arts.
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