Books, Letterforms and Design in Asia

By: Sugiura Kohei

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This book presents a philosophy of Asian graphic design through a series of wide-ranging illustrated dialogues between Sugiura Kohei of Japan and his colleagues Ahn Sang-soo and Chung Byoung-kyoo from Korea, Lu Jing-ren from China, Huang Yung-sung from Taiwan and R.K. Joshi and Kirti Trivedi from India. These designers, whose work transcends national boundaries, discuss varied topics including the allure of Chinese and Japanese characters, Korea’s Hangul and India’s Devanagari; the world of traditional books and what they offer us today; and their own unique approaches to design that build on past traditions as well as contemporary trends, from an Asian perspective. While Sugiura skilfully draws out the essence of his six colleagues’ aesthetic vision and design traits, his own outstanding contributions as designer and teacher are revealed in his conversation with Tsuna Kaitaro, a famous Japanese writer, editor and critic. Further, a lively three-way conversation between Sugiura, Ahn Sang-soo and Lu Jing-ren illustrates the breadth of their interests and how much the various Asian cultures have in common. Printed Pages: 140 with 143 illustrations.

Title: Books, Letterforms and Design in Asia

Author Name: Sugiura Kohei

Categories: Art, India,

Publisher: Mumbai, The Marg Foundation: 2014

ISBN: 9789383243044

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Seller ID: 1200008

Keywords: Books, Letterforms and Design in Asia Sugiura Kohei