Tanaka Ikko: graphic master

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Phaidon, 1997 - Design - 271 pages
Ikko Tanaka (born in 1930) is one of the established masters of Japaneseraphic design. His work draws together influences from East and West,cknowledging the vocabulary of European Modernism while remainingharacteristically Japanese. Inspired by sources as diverse as traditionalapanese illustration techniques and his passion for American jazz, he isenowned for numerous cultural posters and programmes for theatre and ballet,any for Kanze Noh Drama.;This work examines Tanaka's entire career,ncompassing graphic design and art direction, editorial and interior design.he book is structured into four chapters, each addressing a different aspectf Tanaka's career and a concluding section comprises a critical anthologyith contributions from commentators on contemporary graphic design.

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Contents

A Hash of Light Gian Carlo Calza
13
Japan Style
28
8tt Typography
108

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About the author (1997)

Gian Carlo Calza is Professor of East Asian Art History at the University of Venice, and Director of the International Hokusai Research Centre in Milan. He has published many exhibition catalogues, articles and books, including the highly acclaimed Hokusai and Ukiyo-e, also published by Phaidon. He was awarded the 2004 Uchiyama Prize by the International Ukiyo-e Society of Tokyo for his contribution to the study of Japanese ukiyo-e ('Floating World') culture.

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