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Iro: The Essence of Color in Japanese Design

Iro: The Essence of Color in Japanese Design

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Iro: The Essence of Color in Japanese Design

W037909 | $79.95 / 20% library disc.

Rossella Menegazzo. Phaidon Press Inc., New York, 2022.

288 pp. well illustrated (all col.). 27 x 21 cm. In English. Flexibound.

ISBN 9781838665333

The traditional colors of Japan have been in use since the seventh century, originally to indicate rank and social hierarchy but, over time, their significance has broadened to include all manner of designed objects. This landmark volume celebrates a curated selection of 200 colours (iro in Japanese), with each traditional shade illustrated by one or more items – ranging from 16th-century kimonos to contemporary chairs, humble kitchen utensils to precious ceramics – providing a unique route to a deeper appreciation of Japanese design. Expertly bound in a traditional Japanese style, this stunning book is a beautiful design object in its own right and is a must-have for all lovers of design.

Subject Headings: Asian Art (Western Style) ; Non-Western in a Western Style ; Western Art -- Japan -- Post-1945 ; Post-1970 ; Post-1990 ; Post-2000 -- Decorative Arts and Design --

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