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“A book that is a totally unexpected monument to a culture, a way of life, a universal sensibility carried through all objects down to the smallest, most inconsequential, and ephemeral things” —from the Foreword, by George Nelson

This handsome gallery of color and black-and-white gravure photographs celebrates traditional Japanese techniques of packagin
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Hardcover, First U.S. edition, 203 pages
Published 1967 by Harper & Row (first published 1965)
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May 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
For a short time, I was an industrial design student before I decided to pursue architecture. This book would have been an immense help during my first project: we were asked to design a striking package that would be used to send three exotic eggs through the mail. As a final test, we sent our packages through the USPS to see if they would make it with their contents intact. Any breakage resulted in automatic failure. Happily, everyone’s mailer passed.

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