The rare, wonderfully-designed and extensive monograph on the groundbreaking Japanese designer Takenobu Igarashi, who first gained international acclaim for his axonometric alphabets in the mid-1970s. In 1979 the Swiss magazine Graphis featured his work, and continued to do so in four other issues through 1988. In the 1980s Igarashi taught at UCLA, helped establish Japan's first computerized design education program, and gave a keynote speech at the Aspen Design Conference. Along with his work for brand identities and logos, he was also a central figure in advancing product design. In 1994 he moved to Los Angeles to focus on his sculpture, working in marble, terracotta and wood. His work is in the permanent collections of over 30 museums, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York. He returned to Japan in 2004. Item #1051.
Condition: Very Good, slipcase is worn, rubbed and scuffed but structurally sound; interior book and dust jacket VG: some light wear to top edge of DJ, with a .25" closed tear to DJ at top of front spine corner; sunning to DJ spine; previous owner's name in silver pen on first page.