DRAINSPOTTING. JAPANESE MANHOLE COVERS

DRAINSPOTTING. Japanese Manhole Covers

The Japanese embrace high design in all aspects of life, including manhole covers! Today, nearly 95% of the 1,780 municipalities in Japan sport their very own customized manhole covers. The imagery evokes a region’s cultural identity, from flora and fauna to landmarks and local festivals.

This city-sanctioned urban art has inspired manhole cover enthusiasts to travel across Japan in search of these unique designs. With numerous colorful photographs organized by region, is the first book to document this distinctive aspect of contemporary Japanese visual culture.

 

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Emne Design
Kunstner
Forfatter Remo Camerota
Sprog Engelsk tekst
Illustrationer Gennemill. i farver
Format / Sideantal 16 x 16 cm / 96 sider
Udgivelsesår 2010
Indbinding Indbundet
Forlag Mark Batty Publisher
Antikvarisk
Antal
Køb
ISBN 9780982075470
Lev. 3 dage

DRAINSPOTTING. Japanese Manhole Covers

The Japanese embrace high design in all aspects of life, including manhole covers! Today, nearly 95% of the 1,780 municipalities in Japan sport their very own customized manhole covers. The imagery evokes a region’s cultural identity, from flora and fauna to landmarks and local festivals.

This city-sanctioned urban art has inspired manhole cover enthusiasts to travel across Japan in search of these unique designs. With numerous colorful photographs organized by region, is the first book to document this distinctive aspect of contemporary Japanese visual culture.