Design Japan

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Mitchell Beazley, 2004 - Art - 160 pages
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From acclaimed photographer Michael Freeman and design expert Michiko Rico Nosť come a unique vision of contemporary Japanese style. Following the themes of "Work," "Rest," and "Play," they examine a wide variety of aesthetically influential spaces, objects, and personalities, and delve into the heart of fashionable Japan. Covering the work of 27 designers, architects, artists, and creative entrepreneurs, this eye-opening look takes readers right into the very homes and offices of these trendsetters. From movable gardens to the perfect kitchen, from boutiques and beauty salons to the hippest clubs, bars, and restaurants, the specially commissioned photographs capture Japanese design at its playful, innovative best.

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About the author (2004)

Michiko Rico Nose has written extensively on design and lifestyle-related topics for both Japanese magazines and television.

Michael Freeman is a renowned international photographer and writer who specializes in travel, architecture, and Asian art. He is particularly well known for his expertise in special effects. He has been principal photographer for the Smithsonian Magazine for many years, and he has worked for Time-Life Books and Reader's Digest. Michael is the author of more than 20 photographic books.

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