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21_21 Design Sight, Tokyo

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...21_21 Design Sight is the first design museum in Japan. After the Design Museum opened in 1986 in London, other museums dedicated to design opened subsequently in New York, Berlin, Zürich, Helsinki, and other cities. However...

Kuwasawa Design School (1954–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The Kuwasawa Design School (Kuwasawa Dezain Kenkyūsho) was founded in 1954 by Yōko Kuwasawa. It was the first design school in Japan to follow the heritage of the Bauhaus philosophy. Yōko Kuwasawa was a design journalist who wanted...

AXIS Magazine, Japan (1981–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...AXIS was first a gathering of designers and architects, which started in 1976, aiming at defining a “design for the general public.” AXIS Inc. was consequently established in 1981. In September of the same year, AXIS building opened...

Japanese Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...From the Edo period (1603–83) to the Bakumatsu period (1853–68), Japan was isolated from the world under the sakoku policy. Sakoku was a policy in which Edo’s Shogunate government forbade overseas travel and limited exchange and commerce...