Item nr. 171846 Tokyo Shisei Zuhyo. Mitsuyoshi OHASHI.
Tokyo Shisei Zuhyo
Tokyo Shisei Zuhyo
Tokyo Shisei Zuhyo
Tokyo Shisei Zuhyo

Tokyo Shisei Zuhyo


TOKYO. Tokyo Shisei Zuhyo [Graphic Illustration of Tokyo City]. By Mitsuyoshi Ohashi. 44 pages: comprised of Japanese text surrounded by colour-printed graphs, charts, maps, illustrated vignettes, etc. Folio, 443 x 307 mm., bound western-style in navy blind-patterned cloth, in the original printed cardboard slipcase. Tokyo: Kyoto Insatsu Kabushiki Kaisha, 1935.

A classic in the development of the isotype technique in depicting information via coloured illustration or pictograms. The isotype (International System of Typographic Picture Education) was developed in Vienna between 1925 and 1934, which made its way to Japan quickly. It makes perfect sense from a language perspective that Japanese publishers, wishing for a broader audience, would adopt the new scientific isotype as a method of information transfer. The essence of isotype publications is the "transformation" of complex information into self-explanatory visual charts or diagrams. OCLC finds one copy at Columbia. A clean and crisp copy in a worn cardboard slipcase.

Tufte, Envisioning Information, p. 106.

Item nr. 171846
Price: $8,500.00

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