Designing Japan: A Future Built on Aesthetics

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Designing Japan: A Future Built on Aesthetics presents renowned designer Kenya Hara's vision of how his industry can support Japan in crafting a future founded on a unique philosophy of beauty, as well as crowd-sourced wisdom from around the world. The book spans history from the beginnings of professional Japanese design in the 16th century to the impact of the 2011 Tohoku earthquake, but Hara's focus is the future. A master collaborator, meticulous organizer, and globally conscious innovator, he draws on more than three decades of design work and exhibition curating, as well as his professional interactions with creators from many fields.