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Author Davey, Andrew.

Title Detail : exceptional Japanese product design / Andrew Davey
Published London : Laurence King, 2003


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Description 175 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
regular print
Contents Foreword / Eizi Hayashi -- 1. Artificial Emotion: Heroes of an Idealised World -- 2. Perfecting Perfection: Continuous Product Development -- 3. The Beauty and the Best: The Aesthetics of New Technology -- 4. Miniaturism: Mini Products, Maxi Function -- 5. Consumer World Champions: The Power of Success -- 6. Transformations: Evolving New Forms -- New Japanese Design / Yuichi Yamada -- Past Perspectives: Historical Context
Summary "Detail explores key themes such as evolving designs, new products and consumerism. It looks at artificial intelligence and robotics, and shows the latest products, including Honda's ASIMO humanoid robot, Sony's Aibo and Epson's micro-robots, Miniaturisation is another important characteristic of Japanese design and a range of cameras, watches and communications devices are examined; those which have become ever smaller as their technological functions have increased. The book shows how Japanese manufacturers constantly strive to invent new forms and to perfect existing technologies." "Detail reveals the qualities found in traditional Japanese aesthetics - minimalism, elegance, simplicity, symmetry, workmanship and clearly-expressed function - and demonstrates the evolution of these into the creation of modern, highly technical, mass-produced products. The introduction offers a brief cultural and historical background of how Japan came to dominate the development of high-quality mass-manufacturing while an illustrated appendix provides a guide to its classic landmarks of design."--BOOK JACKET
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Subject Designers -- Japan.
Design -- Japan.
Industrial design -- Japan.
Technological innovations -- Japan.
Aesthetics, Japanese.
Author Hayashi, Eizi
Yamada, Yuichi
LC no. 2005360216
ISBN 9781856693189
Other Titles Exceptional Japanese product design