Tanaka Ikko: Graphic Master (DESIGN)
by Gian Carlo Calza (Author), Tanaka Ikko (Author)
Tanaka Ikko (born 1930 in Nara) is a well-known master of graphic design. His work combines influences from the East and the West, acknowledging the vocabulary of European Modernism while remaining distinctively Japanese.
From the late 1950s to the present, Tanaka’s entire oeuvre is examined in this book, which includes graphic design, art direction, and interior design. Gian Carlo Calza’s essay examines Tanaka’s work over the last few decades. It situates it within the context of Japanese art and design. Tanaka’s work is then divided into four sections, each of which focuses on a different aspect of his career: Japan Style, Typography, Theater and Art, and Communication Today.
A critical anthology with contributions from many of the world’s leading graphic design commentators, as well as a biography of the designer and a bibliography, concludes the book.
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