Incredibly rare Japanese publication from 1978, printed on the occasion of a major exhibition entitled “Design and Art of Modern Chairs”, August 19-October 15, at the National Museum of Art, Osaka. This wonderful landscape-formatted book is profusely illustrated throughout (in colour and black and white) with the chairs of designers and artists including Gerrit Rietveld, Isamu Kenmochi, Olivier Mourgue, Pierre Paulin, Sadamasa Motonaga, Mario Ceroli, Marcel Breuer, Studio 65, Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret, Charlotte Perriand, Jan Dranger, Johan Huldt, Robert Haussman, Kwok Hoi Chan, Steen Østergaard, George Nakashima, Mies van der Rohe, Poul Kjaerholm, Eero Saarinen, Harry Bertoia, Charles Pollock, Aarne Jacobsen, Warren Platner, Roger Tallon, Verner Panton, Earo Aarnio, Bruno Mathsson, Motomi Kawakami, Marco Zanuso, Richard Sapper, Gerd Lange, Vico Magistretti, Alver Aalto, Jonathan de Pas, Paolo Lomazzi, Donato d’Urbino, Giorgio Decursu, Sori Yanagi, Reiko Tanabe-Murai, Wolfgang Mueller-Deisig, Stacy Dukes, Ettore Sottsass, Charles Eames, Hans J. Wegner, Franco Albini, Gio Ponti, Kaare Klint, Enzo Mari, Takeshi Nii, Achille Castiglioni, Achille and Piergiacomo Castiglioni, Tadashi Minohara, Gaetano Pesce, Yrjo Kukkapuro, Afra and Tobia Scarpa, Mario Bellini, Cini Boeri, Mario Marenco, Joe Colombo, Piero Gatti, Jonathan de Pas, Paolo Lomazzi, Donato d’Urbino, Ubald Klug, Gerrit Rietveld, Salvador Dali, Poltronova, Cassina, Taro Okamoto. Jiro Takamatsu, Susumu Koshimizu, Shiro Kuramata, Minoru Takeyama, Lucas Samaras, Kozo Mio, Arata Isozaki, Shigeo Fukuda, Takashi Sakaizawa, Constantin Brâncuși, Yoji Kuri, Yayoi Kusama, Vitra, Knoll, Kartell, Herman Miller, Arflex, BBB, Flexform, C&B Italia, Cassina, and many more.
Each chair included is detailed with a blurb in Japanese, data/specs of year, designer/artist, manufacture and dimensions. Also includes an illustrated timeline tracing a chronological history of the chairs exhibited, along with a production index and forward texts in English and Japanese. Forms an incredible index of important modern chair designs from the early 1930s – late 1970s.
* Condition: Good (light wear to cover, otherwise clean throughout) – All care is taken to provide accurate condition details of used books, photos available on request.
- Design and Art of Modern Chairs (1978)
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Twelve Persons in Graphic Design Today Vol. 1
Akira Uno, Kazumasa Nagai, Shigeo Fukuda, Gan Hosoya
Volume 1 of the great 1969 hardcover series “Twelve Persons in Graphic Design Today”, art directed by Gan Hosoya. Each of these collectable books showcase four Japanese graphic designers (of the total 12 across 3 books) practicing in the 1960s through a large selection of their works beautifully reproduced in full-colour and black and white. Volume 1 showcases Akira Uno, Kazumasa Nagai, Shigeo Fukuda, and Gan Hosoya. Texts in Japanese, but almost entirely a visual document.
First edition in original dust-jacket, protected by plastic wraps.
* Condition: Very Good (a tight, clean copy throughout, in original dust jacket) – All care is taken to provide accurate condition details of used books, photos available on request.
- Twelve Persons in Graphic Design Today Vol. 1 (1969)
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