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City Planning and Urbanism in Pre-Modern Japan

Encyclopedia of Asian Design Volume 1 : Encyclopedia of East Asian Design

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

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...The Japanese urban form of the pre-modern period had roots in both local traditions and foreign influences. Over time, ideas and practices of urban form from other Asian countries, Europe, and the United States crossed the oceans...

Cross-Cultural Encounters 1200–1750

Victor Margolin

Victor Margolin is Professor Emeritus of Design History at the University of Illinois, Chicago. He is a founding editor and now co-editor of the academic design journal Design Issues. His many books include: The Designed World: images, objects, environments; The Politics of the Artificial: Essays on Design; Design Discourse: history, theory, criticism; Discovering Design: explorations in design studies. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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World History of Design Volume 1 : Prehistoric Times to World War I

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Introduction An international trading network had become active by the 16th century as the major European countries sent their ships to distant parts of the world in search of spices and other exotic goods to trade...

Printing in Pre-Modern Japan

Ellis Tinios

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Christine Guth

Christine Guth led the Asian design history strand in the V&A / RCA History of Design Programme from 2007 until 2016. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Encyclopedia of Asian Design Volume 1 : Encyclopedia of East Asian Design

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

Encyclopedia Article

...Pre-modern Japan had a rich and diverse print culture based almost entirely on woodblock printing. This technology permitted the cultivation of a close and creative interplay between text and image. It also made possible the reproduction...