Layton, UT: Gibbs Smith, 2008. First edition. Cloth over Boards. Small quarto, pp 222. Beautifully illustrated with color and b/w photographs. Promotional letter from publisher laid in. Near Fine in Near Fine DJ. Item #19415
This stunning book explores the story of Japan as the catalyst of modern design in the Gilded Age. Sigur juxtaposes glass, silver and metal arts, ceramics, textiles, furniture, jewelry, advertising and packaging with a specturm of Japanese materials ranging from one-of-a-kind art crafts to mass-produced ephemera, showing the ways that Japanese arts and ideas about Japan set the course to our modern design. From the Old House Journal library.