General Editor: Haruhiko Fujita, Osaka University, Japan
The Encyclopedia of Asian Design provides authoritative and comprehensive coverage of design and crafts history and contemporary practice across Greater Asia, from 1500 BCE to the present day.
The first volume in the Encyclopedia of Asian Design series, The Encyclopedia of East Asian Design is the first comprehensive publication to focus on East Asian design and its histories. Addressing the histories and contexts of design in China, China’s Autonomous Regions, Hong Kong, Japan, North and South Korea, Macao, Mongolia, and Taiwan, the Encyclopedia provides in-depth, critically informed coverage of craft and design practices, products, and the interpretive issues pertaining to them, from 1500 BCE to the present. The work is organised by country to reflect specific regional and national histories and geographies. Within these geographies, traditions, histories, theories and practices as well as key issues in modern and contemporary design are considered. The topics covered in this volume range from ceramics and textiles, interior and architectural design, to environmental and sustainable design.
Hilary French, Suchitra Balasubrahmanyan
Volume 4 of the Encyclopedia of Asian Design series focuses on transnational and global design issues. Articles by leading international scholars address issues such as geopolitics, aesthetics, trade and sustainability that have impacted and continue to impact the development of craft and design in Asia.