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The Akari Lamps : Design-Milestones of 20th-Century Industrial Design / ARTE France.

Other author/creatorARTE France, production company.
Other author/creatorFilms Media Group, film distributor.
Format Electronic and Video (Streaming)
Publication Info [Place of publication not identified] : ARTE France, [2003]
Distribution Info New York, N.Y. : distributed by Films Media Group, 2015.
Copyright Notice ©2003
Description1 online resource (1 video file (24 min., 32 sec.)) : sound, color.
Supplemental Content Part of the Films on Demand collection
Variant title Design-Milestones of 20th-Century Industrial Design
Contents Constellation of Lamps (1:20) -- Illuminating the Dark (1:54) -- Isamu Noguchi (3:27) -- Consumerism (2:08) -- Curvilinear Domination (1:11) -- 1950 Return to Hiroshima (2:01) -- Four Stage Process (2:20) -- Organic Translucent Hulls (1:23) -- Radio Nurse (0:58) -- Inventor of Abstract and Organic Forms (2:05) -- Akari Geometry and Piracy (2:18) -- Akari Legacy (2:06) -- Credits: The Akari Lamps: Design-Milestones of 20th Century Industrial Design (1:00)
Abstract It was a visit to the Oseki traditional Chochin lantern workshop in Gifu in 1951 that inspired Isamu Noguchi's unusually-shaped lamps, in which candles were replaced by electric light. Noguchi's Akari Lamps were first sold in Japan in 1952 and were marketed internationally from 1955 onwards. Akari lamps are hand-crafted out of softly translucent washi paper and higo bamboo; they are quintessentially light and delicate. Noguchi says Akari lamps "seem to unfold and expand in a way that is magical and beyond anything material".
General noteStreaming video file encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on March 11, 2015.
Access restrictionAccess requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Interest grade level 7 & up.
Technical detailsSystem requirements: FOD playback platform.
Source of descriptionTitle from distributor's description (Films Media Group, June 24, 2015).
Issued in other formdigital transfer of (manifestation): ARTE France, 2003.
Genre/formEducational films.
Genre/formInternet videos.
Publisher number65379 Films Media Group

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