Whether it's a micro-flat in Moscow, an apartment in Atlanta or a loft in London, a new wave of interiors projects have revealed that we are hungry for color and pattern. Crayon box color palettes, playful speckles, curving forms and graphic grids are just some of the trends that have emerged - together creating cheerful environments that don't take themselves too seriously. Fun House (working title) takes stock of the undercurrents that are shaping the spaces in which we live and work - particularly those that make us smile.
La cuisine est au coeur de chaque maison. Associant décoration intérieure et savoir-faire professionnel, ce guide invite à l'aménagement d'espaces raffinés au-delà de la simple approche fonctionnelle. Pour mettre en valeur ou concevoir entièrement votre cuisine, puisez l'inspiration dans la maison d'un chef cuisinier à Londres ou dans un confortable loft familial à Tokyo.
"Graham has crafted a compact, jewel-like resource for all who seek to understand the sources, evolution, impact, and value of Japanese aesthetics and design principles in our modern world." -Dr. Jane Schall, Sanders Sosland Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art This beautifully illustrated guide offers stunning visual examples and detailed discussions of the objects, aesthetics, philosophy and cultural significance of Japanese design.
Asian art expert Dr. Patricia Graham helps guide readers through the aspects of Japanese art and design we've all come to appreciate-whether it's a silk kimono, carefully raked garden path or modern snack food packaging. From the ten key characteristics of Japanese design to the Shinto and Buddhist influences on its aesthetics, this book serves as a great resource for the different styles and how they developed.
Another fascinating and less explored piece of design in Japan is its influence on and interpretation by Westerners. From Frank Lloyd Wright to Lafcadio Hearn, artists, scientists, designers, journalists and philosophers were inspired by Japan's arts and crafts in the 19th century. This often romanticized version of Japanese design-viewed through a Western cultural lens-continues to influence our view of it to this day. Graham unpacks the sincere, but sometimes misguided, interpretations of concepts like wabi sabi and shibui.
With more than 200 stunning color photos, this detailed guide will be enjoyed by everyone from professional designers to art students, and museum geeks to Japanophiles.