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  • Imprint

    R780

    Born in Nagoya in 1964, Hibi has lived in New York since 1988. Trained as an actor and filmmaker, he began making still photographs shortly after his arrival in the United States. He found himself as much at home, and as much a stranger, in his new surroundings as he had in his old. Imprint opens with a facsimile of a handwritten note dated 1988, written to a friend in Japan, which serves as an introduction to the pictures that follow.

  • Japan Pop-Up Book : The Comic Adventures of Neko the Cat

    R380

    Take an exciting manga pop-up journey across Japan with Chico and Neko the Cat!  Pick up where Tokyo Pop-Up Book left off, as Chico and his mischievous cat Neko visit Japan’s most famous landmarks. The chase is on as naughty Neko slips away yet again-this time becoming a stowaway on a Japanese bullet train! Using his phone to track his runaway cat, Chico follows Neko to some of Japan’s most iconic places.

  • Japanese Design : An Illustrated Guide to Art, Architecture and Aesthetics in Japan

    R340

    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.

  • The Travelling Cat Chronicles

    R200

    It’s not the journey that counts, but who’s at your side. Nana is on a road trip, but he is not sure where he is going. All that matters is that he can sit beside his beloved owner Satoru in the front seat of his silver van.

  • Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion

    R700

    The first comprehensive survey of Japanese avant-garde fashion of the last thirty years, Future Beauty explores the distinct sensibility of Japanese design – the uniqueness of its form, cut and fabric. In the late twentieth century such designers as Issey Miyake, rei Kawakubo and Yohji Yamamoto made an enormous impact on world fashion, challenging established notions of beauty and turning fashion into art. Today a new generation of radical designers, among them Junya Watanabe, Jun Takahashi and Tao Kurihara, is gaining acclaim.

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    Issey Miyake

    R1250

    Initiated and conceived by Midori Kitamura, this definitive history of Issey Miyake offers unique insight into the designer’s unrivalled vision and daring. With stunning photographs by Yuriko Takagi and an essay from leading cultural figure Kazuko Koike, the book is an encyclopedic reference to Miyake’s material and technical innovation from the earliest days of his career.

     

     

  • Japan: A Self-Portrait: Photographs 1945 – 1964

    R340

    The Japanese photographers in this volume are the undiscovered Cartier-Bresson, Brassai, or Doiseneau.
    From the 1945 bombing of Japan to the 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games, photography blossomed in the rapidly evolving country. Documentary photography that captured the horrors of war shifted to focus on the human strength for survival and solidarity.

  • Toshio Shibata: Landscape

    R1600

    In its interior, Japan is mountainous and green. Most of the population still lives along its coasts, but as people slowly move inland, mountain sides are torn away to create necessary horizontal space.

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    Setting Sun – Writings by Japanese Photographers

    R295

    Japanese photographers have created a tradition strikingly different from that of their Western counterparts

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    The Light of Toyko

    R450

    Following two magnificent Assouline volumes on Paris and New York, photographer Jean-Michel Berts turns his lens to Japan in The Light of Tokyo. This stunning collection is a tribute to the grandeur of urban architecture—the blend of the modern and the traditional—at the peak of daybreak. The evocation is romantic, ethereal and empty of any trace of human movement. In an almost unworldly reflection through photographs, Berts captures the very essence of the area, from the parks and gardens to the Buddhist temples and shrines. With patience, Berts unravels a mood of mystery and timelessness of a city reborn after the destruction caused by war and natural disasters.

    Jean-Michel Berts

    A photographer since age sixteen, Jean-Michel Berts has acquired an outstanding international reputation by showcasing his work in New York, Moscow, London, St. Tropez, Berlin, Hamburg, and at Art Brussels. He has also done successful advertising campaigns for luxury brands.

     

  • White Casket

    R1020

    In The White Casket, Japanese artist Miwa Yanagi has created a bizarre fantasy world inhabited by department store “elevator girls”. In upscale Japanese department stores, the elevator girl performs the role of a hostess, directing customers to their destinations while lending an aura of elegance to the shopping experience.