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Buriki Joe Earle

Buriki By Joe Earle

Buriki by Joe Earle


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Summary

The Tanaka collection is a treasure-trove of more than 500 immaculate model vehicles, enthusiastically collected over the years. This book offers a tour of its highlights, evoking the heady, expansive spirit of the 1950s in both the US and Japan. It features 60 cars, along with prime examples of other modes of transportation.

Buriki Summary

Buriki: Japanese Tin Toys from the Golden Age of the American Automobile: The Yoku Tanaka Collection by Joe Earle

Tin toys have been made in Japan for more than 100 years, but during World War II their production-and international sales-ended. Almost as soon as the war was over, ingenious manufacturers began to make model Jeeps out of recycled food cans. With the resumption of international trade in 1948, exports of more sophisticated metal toys soared. At the same time, the postwar boom in the United States led to an increasingly automobile-based society-the perfect inspiration for Japan's gifted toy designers. As leading marques competed to market ever more seductively styled autos to U.S. consumers, Japanese toy manufacturers followed styling trends closely, retooling often to create miniature versions of the latest models; airplanes, spaceships, and other vehicles were also popular.

The Tanaka collection is a treasure-trove of more than 500 immaculate model vehicles, enthusiastically collected over the last 50 years. Buriki offers a lively tour of its highlights, evoking the heady, expansive spirit of the 1950s in both the U.S. and Japan. Its 60 cars, along with prime examples of other modes of transportation, will delight young and old with the quality of their detailing and bright color schemes.



Distributed for the Japan Society


Exhibition Schedule:

Japan Society Gallery, New York (July 9 - August 16, 2009)

About Joe Earle

Joe Earle is vice president and director of the gallery at Japan Society in New York City. He is the author of New Bamboo: Contemporary Japanese Masters (Yale).

Additional information

GOR013160536
9780300151572
0300151578
Buriki: Japanese Tin Toys from the Golden Age of the American Automobile: The Yoku Tanaka Collection by Joe Earle
Used - Good
Paperback
Yale University Press
20090709
96
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