Indulge your love of all things Japanese - from futuristic architecture, beautiful design to cutting edge fashion - in this four book collection.
This collection includes:
Jutaku: Japanese Houses: Frenetic. Pulsating. Disorienting. Japan’s contemporary culture is constantly in flux, with a host of new architectural practices ushering in an era of continuous experimentation.
Featuring more than 400 houses - one per page, one image per house - Jutaku: Japanese Houses is a fast-paced, shock to the system that shines a Harajuku–bright neon light on the sheer volume, variety and novelty of contemporary Japanese residential architecture.
WA: The Essence of Japanese Design: Explores the beauty, essence, and enduring impact of Japanese design.
Japan Style: This book describes and defines what ‘Japan style’ is. It explores specific achievements in Japanese art and architecture, but also offers an in-depth analysis of the whole of Japanese culture, its vision of the world and of humankind.
Shoichi Aoki: Fruits: A collection of Tokyo street fashion portraits from Japan's premier street fanzine.
Jutaku: Japanese Houses:
"Jutaku gems that put the boring old A-frame to shame."
"Jutaku may be the conventional Japanese word meaning house, but the new generation of homes being built there are anything but conventional. Preconceptions of what a house should look like have been discarded in favour of designs which challenge our ideas. This eclectic assembly of the weird and wonderful will provide plenty of thought for those contemplating building a home that is really out of the ordinary"
—Self Build and Design
WA: The Essence of Japanese Design:
"...Explores the beauty, essence, and enduring impact of Japanese design... Printed on craft paper and bound in the traditional Japanese style with a stitched spine and folded pages, the book itself is an art masterpiece."
"For those unfamiliar with the Japanese term 'wa', it can be loosely translated to mean 'harmony.' The concept can be seen in many ways in Japanese culture; in this book it's defined through 250 objects - from a 16th century bamboo case to a 1950s Isamu Noguchi table to a modern-day silk robe by Kenzo. What you can be sure of: everything chosen for the book is beautifully designed - right down to the utilitarian Kikkoman soy sauce bottle."
—The New York Post
Jutaku: Japanese Houses: Naomi Pollock is an American architect who lives in Tokyo where she writes about design in Japan. Her work has appeared in numerous publications on both sides of the Pacific, including A+U, Dwell, Jutakutokushu, Wallpaper* and Architectural Record for whom she is the Special International Correspondent. In addition, she is the author of Modern Japanese House and Hitoshi Abe (both published by Phaidon Press), Made in Japan: 100 New Products, as well as the co-author of New Architecture in Japan.
WA: The Essence of Japanese Design: Stefania Piotti received her BA in East Asian studies from Ca' Foscari University of Venice specializing in Japanese textiles and the development of kimono design and patterns in particular. She has worked as translator and scientific coordinator in various exhibitions on Japanese art and as editor of Italian and English publications such as Imai. A Retrospective (Electa, 1998), Hokusai (Phaidon, 2004) and Japan Style (Phaidon, 2007).
Japan Style: Gian Carlo Calza is Professor of East Asian Art History and Director of the International Hokusai Research Centre at the University of Venice. A distinguished authority on Japanese art, he has published many books and articles on several artists, including Phaidon’s monographs on Hokusai (2003) and on Ukiyo-e (2005).
Shoichi Aoki: Fruits: Fruits magazine which to this day records and celebrates the freshness of Japanese street fashion. He is also the editor of the popular fashion magazines Street and Tune
Contemporary Designers Collection
Contemporary Houses Collection
Japanese Design Collection
Masters of Architecture Collection
Masters of Design Collection