75 Years of Japanese Design, One Book by Naomi Pollock, Japanese Design since 1945 (Abrams Books, November 3-2020)
"For the Japanese, the concept of design is not limited to functionality and materiality—it is deeply connected with culture and tradition. In this sense, everyday objects become more than their function: they are to be reﬂected upon, to be touched and cherished."
I also wrote in Tree House for Grown Up Escapes, Pilotis in a Forest (May 5, 2016) about a previous book by Naomi Pollock titled 'Jutaku, Japanese Houses'
75 Years of Japanese Design on the menu for Tokyo Thursdays # 316