Katachi: classic Japanese design
Untranslatable, the word katachi signifies the essence of Japanese designthe form, symmetry, and workmanship of traditional craft. Embodying the marriage of beauty and functionality that is the key to the Japanese aesthetic, the objects presented in Katachi are made of materials that have played an important role in Japanese life for centuries: wood, bamboo, stone, fiber, metal, earth. The photographs, in black-and-white and color, showcase pieces ranging from exquisite geometric stone carvings and architecturally elegant shoji screens to such humble yet perfectly conceived objects as combs, sandals, rakes, and teapots. Twenty years in the making, photographer Takeji Iwamiya's masterwork is a lovingly rendered tribute to these objects and the culture they sprang from. Japanese concepts of shape and form have been a major influence on contemporary design throughout the world, and this eloquent collection will appeal to designers as much as to connoisseurs of Japanese art and culture.
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|Grouping Title||katachi classic japanese design|
|Grouping Author||iwamiya takeji|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-10-12 12:30:13PM|
|Last Indexed||2019-11-11 02:46:08AM|
|author||Iwamiya, Takeji, 1920-1989.|
|available_at_wilkinson||Telluride Wilkinson Library|
|detailed_location_wilkinson||TELL WPL Adult NonFiction|
|owning_location_wilkinson||Telluride Wilkinson Library|
|subject_facet||Decorative arts -- Japan -- Pictorial works|
|title_display||Katachi : classic Japanese design|
|title_full||Katachi : classic Japanese design / Takeji Iwamiya, Kazuya Takaoka|
|title_sub||classic Japanese design|