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Yanagi, Sōetsu (Muneyoshi) (1889–1961)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Sōetsu Yanagi (1889–1961) was the prime force behind the mingei (arts of the people) movement of the 1920s and 1930s. His proposition on mingei was that objects should be (1) honest to utility and healthy in form, (2) particular about...

Miyake, IssEy 三宅 一生 (1938–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Japanese fashion designer, born in Hiroshima, Miyake studied graphic design at Tama Art University; while there, he was chosen for a Soen Award. After graduating, he studied at l’École de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne...

Casio

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Casio is a Japanese electronics company founded by a Japanese engineer Kashio Tadao in 1946. It released the world’s first compact all-electric calculator onto the market in 1957, making the company a recognized brand. This Tokyo-based...

Design Legislation and Governmental Organizations of Japan

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

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

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...Design legislation has been in effect in Japan for more than a hundred and thirty years, except for the period during the Second World War. Although the number of applications for design registration and registered designs under the Design...

Wabi-Sabi

Clive Edwards

Clive Edwards is Professor in Design History at Loughborough University, UK. His authored works include: Interior Design: A Critical Introduction (Bloomsbury 2010), Encyclopedia of Furnishing Textiles, Floorcoverings and Home Furnishing Practices 1200-1950 (2007); Turning Houses into Homes (2005), Encyclopaedia of Furniture Materials Trades and Techniques (2000), Twentieth Century Furniture, its materials, manufacture and markets (1994), and Victorian Furniture, Technology and Design (1993). He has also contributed a number of articles to the Encyclopedia of Interior Design (1997), and has published a number of scholarly articles and essays in edited works. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Wabi-Sabi refers to Japanese aesthetic of things that are imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete. In part it is about the acceptance of the natural cycle of growth, decay, and death. The term “wabi” refers to simplicity, being in tune...

Kawakubo, Rei 川久保 玲 (1942–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Japanese fashion designer Kawakubo joined the public relations department of Asahi Chemical Industry Co., after studying philosophy at Keio University. Kawakubo started her Comme des Garçons label in 1969 and debuted her first prêt-à-porter...

Mori, Hanae 森 英恵 (1926–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Mori is a Japanese fashion designer. After her marriage in 1948, Mori studied at Sugino Dressmaking School in Tokyo. In 1951, she established her own dressmaking shop, Hiyoshi-ya, in Shinjuku. The 1950s were the heyday of Japanese cinema...

Aesthetics Categories and Changing Ideas of “Design”

Haruhiko Fujita

Haruhiko Fujita is Professor of Aesthetics and Design History at Kobe Design University, and Professor Emeritus of Aesthetics at Osaka University, Japan. 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

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...Although Japan has a unique history of and aesthetics in art and design, it is important to understand its cultural interactions with neighboring countries, particularly China, and with Western countries in modern times. By touching...

Yamamoto, Yohji 山本 耀司 (1943–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...A Japanese fashion designer, Yamamoto graduated from Keio University with a degree in law in 1966 and then studied at Bunka Fashion College, winning two annual awards, the Soen prize and the Takashi Endo prize. After living in Paris...

G-Mark (1957–97), Good Design Award (1998–), and Good Design Exhibitions, Japan

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...G-Mark is a Japanese award and exhibition system for recognizing well-designed, well-made products and services, established by the Design Promotion Council of the Patent Office, Ministry of International Trade and Industry, as the Good...