This is a catalogue published to accompany the exhibition entitled Plastic Age: Art and Design at The Museum of Modern Art, Saitama. A pack of 2 booklets: exhibition catalogue and text together with a loose-leaf on the chronology of plastic art and design.

The foreword in the text booklet highlights the unique qualities of plastic: lightness, flexibility and transparency. This exhibition looks at many facets of plastic, exploring its historical development and applications in the design of products suited to the real need of ordinary people as well as focusing on its use in the visual arts. (Written in both Japanese and English)

The illustrated exhibition catalogue is in Japanese.
Access level

Onsite

Location code EX.JAP.PAA
Language

English, 

Japanese

Keywords

designgroup exhibition

Publication/Creation date

2000

ISBN / ISSN

Nil

No of copies

1

Content type

catalogue

Chapter headings
The End of Mimicry: An Imaginary Reality of Things (Plastic Reality) - Toru ENDO, 遠藤徹
The Fascination of Plastic - Akiko TAKEHARA, 竹原あき子
Polymer Processing - Invisible Plastics - Hidetoshi YOKOI, 横井秀俊
Plasticity in Music - Yuzuru AGI, 阿木譲
Plastic Bodily Sensation - Kiyokazu WASHIDA, 鷲田清一
Foreword: Entrusting Our Dreams and Hopes in Hands of Plastic - Shizuo OKUBO, 大久保静雄
The Work of Art in the Age of Plastic - Gen UMEZU, 梅津元
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Plastic Age: Art and Design