Nihon no indasutoriaru dezain : Showa ga unda meihin 100
Price: 10.80 USD
Tokyo: Maruzen Publishing Co., Ltd, 1989. Orange wraps with white Japanese lettering. vi + 128 pp. with bw photos throughout. Missing dj, if one was issued. TEXT ENTIRELY IN JAPANESE!!!!! Catalogue from the exhibition celebrating the industrial design which began in the Showa era. During the Showa era, which ended the year of this exhibition, the industrial design of Japan flourished. Cameras, automobiles, televisions, household appliances, and more sold both domestically and overseas. These works were hailed because of the designers' creative power and effort. This book features 100 items of Showa's industrial design, together with the background of the times, articles of art and crafts at the time, and general commentary. It provides an overview of the growth of industrial design through "Showa" period and products. ("The Sh wa period or Sh wa era, was the period of Japanese history corresponding to the reign of the Sh wa Emperor, Hirohito, from December 25, 1926, through January 7, 1989. - Wikipedia). VG+ contents but with art museum ex-lib. sticker, bar code, and 2 blind stamps.