scholtenbaijings Now Available ! Arita / Table of Contents
Studies in Japanese Porcelain The art of Japanese porcelain manufacturing began in Arita in 1616. To mark its 400th anniversary ‘Arita / Table of Contents’ charts the unique collaboration between 16 contemporary designers and 10 Japanese potteries as they work to produce 16 highly original, innovative and contemporary porcelain collections for everyday use in the 21st century. Visually stunning, this book is a fascinating study in how modern interpretation can revive an ancient industry. Maps, illustrations and a gallery of 12 key historical objects provide a comprehensive introduction to the craft and region, while more than 500 images document the creative process of each designer; from inspiration and influences, through drawings, models and production to final product. The book explores the unique relationship between design and craft, building on the understanding that contemporary design evolves from the intersection of different disciplines and technologies. The book features some of the foremost designers working today.
‘Arita / Table of Contents’ is the latest addition to Phaidon’s growing collection of Japan-inspired publications and, together with the 2016/ project, the book celebrates an exciting new chapter in the history of Arita’s porcelain production. Published by Phaidon Press – London/New York #phaidon


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