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SUBLIME: NEW DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE FROM JAPAN
R Klanten, K Bolhofer, B Meyer, Ed.

Gestalten, 2011
Hardcover
288 pages
Fully Illustrated, colour
ISBN: 9783899553727

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Sublime is a comprehensive collection of relevant trends in Japanese design that reveals the country's overall design aesthetic. The book presents architecture, interiors and products that are created with an approach that is both rational and visionary. The results of this striking combination often appear futuristic and somehow transcendent. Japanese architecture is adept at bringing inner and outer areas of buildings together harmoniously. Even the smallest rooms can seem surprisingly spacious.

Sublime explores the impact of the interplay between old-style handicraft and modern technology as well as traditional and high tech materials on Japanese design. It features work by established names such as Naoto Fukasawa, Tokujin Yoshioka, Kengo Kuma and Nendo, and introduces talent from a new generation that has found its own design style somewhere between a traditional Japanese approach and modern or postmodern influences.

 

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