Error title
Some error text about your books and stuff.
Close

The Aesthetics of the Japanese Lunchbox

by Ekuan, Kenji A

  • ISBN: 9780262550352
  • ISBN10: 0262550350

The Aesthetics of the Japanese Lunchbox

by Ekuan, Kenji A

  • List Price: $30.00
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: MIT Press
  • Publish date: 10/01/2000
  • ISBN: 9780262550352
  • ISBN10: 0262550350
used Add to Cart $1.67
You save: 94%
Marketplace Item
new Add to Cart $11.01
You save: 63%
Marketplace Item
Description: The Makunouchi Bento, or traditional Japanese lunchbox, is a highly lacquered wooden box divided into quadrants, each of which contains different delicacies. But Kenji Ekuan reveals that a much deeper reading is possible, one that sees the lunchbox as nothing less than a key to an understanding of Japanese civilization.

Ekuan reads the Japanese lunchbox as both object and metaphor. In so doing, he unlocks the secrets of ancient Japanese rituals, celebrates the aesthetics of Japanese design, explores the contours of Japanese landscapes and technology, and delineates the forty-eight rules of the etiquette of Japanese form. With an agility more characteristic of poetry than of design criticism, he connects everything from food, television, motorcycles, package tours, and department stores to landscape, ecology, computers, and radios, all the while keeping his eye on his subject.

Expand description
Seller Condition Comments Price  
Seller: Owls Books
Location: Toledo, OH
Condition: Good
All pages and cover are intact. Possible slightly loose binding, minor
[...]
Price:
$1.67
Comments:
All pages and cover are intact. Possible slightly loose binding, minor
[...]
Seller: BookHolders
Location: College Park, MD Ask seller a question
Condition: Very Good
[ No Hassle 30 Day Returns ][ Ships Daily ] [ Underlining/Highlighting: NONE ] [ Writing: NONE ] [ Edition: Reprint ]
Price:
$1.72
Comments:
[ No Hassle 30 Day Returns ][ Ships Daily ] [ Underlining/Highlighting: NONE ] [ Writing: NONE ] [ Edition: Reprint ]
Seller: Open Books Ltd
Location: Chicago, IL
Condition: Very Good
Shipping Icon
Light wear from use. Open Books is a nonprofit social venture that provides
[...]
Price:
$2.80
Comments:
Light wear from use. Open Books is a nonprofit social venture that provides
[...]
Seller: Magers and Quinn Booksellers
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Condition: Like New
Shipping Icon
Light shelf wear and/or a remainder mark. Complete. Clean pages.
Price:
$3.70
Comments:
Light shelf wear and/or a remainder mark. Complete. Clean pages.
Seller: HPB-Ruby
Location: Dallas, TX
Condition: Good
Shipping Icon
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
Price:
$4.50
Comments:
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
Seller: snowmountain
Location: Georgetown, CO
Condition: Good
Shipping Icon
Softcover book in good shape, light wear to cover and book edges.
Price:
$4.51
Comments:
Softcover book in good shape, light wear to cover and book edges.
Seller: SurplusTextSeller
Location: Columbia, MO
Condition: Good
Ships same day or next business day! UPS shipping available (Priority Mail
[...]
Price:
$4.81
Comments:
Ships same day or next business day! UPS shipping available (Priority Mail
[...]
Seller: HPB-Blue
Location: Dallas, TX
Condition: Like New
Shipping Icon
Connecting readers since 1972. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Customer service is our top priority.
Price:
$5.62
Comments:
Connecting readers since 1972. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Customer service is our top priority.
Seller: HPB-Diamond
Location: Dallas, TX
Condition: Like New
Shipping Icon
Connecting readers since 1972. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Customer service is our top priority.
Price:
$5.62
Comments:
Connecting readers since 1972. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Customer service is our top priority.
Seller: HPB-Emerald
Location: Dallas, TX
Condition: Like New
Shipping Icon
Connecting readers since 1972. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Customer service is our top priority.
Price:
$5.62
Comments:
Connecting readers since 1972. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Customer service is our top priority.
Seller: Half Price Books Inc
Location: Dallas, TX
Condition: Like New
Shipping Icon
Connecting readers since 1972. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Customer service is our top priority.
Price:
$5.62
Comments:
Connecting readers since 1972. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Customer service is our top priority.
Seller: HPB Inc.
Location: Dallas, TX
Condition: Like New
Shipping Icon
Connecting readers since 1972. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Customer service is our top priority.
Price:
$5.62
Comments:
Connecting readers since 1972. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Customer service is our top priority.
Seller: HPB-Ruby
Location: Dallas, TX
Condition: Like New
Shipping Icon
Connecting readers since 1972. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Customer service is our top priority.
Price:
$5.62
Comments:
Connecting readers since 1972. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Customer service is our top priority.
Seller: Half Price Books Inc
Location: Dallas, TX
Condition: Good
Shipping Icon
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
Price:
$5.62
Comments:
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
Seller: Half Price Books Inc
Location: Dallas, TX
Condition: Good
Shipping Icon
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
Price:
$8.43
Comments:
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
Seller: HPB-Ruby
Location: Dallas, TX
Condition: Good
Shipping Icon
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
Price:
$8.43
Comments:
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
Seller: Ergodebooks
Location: Richmond, TX Ask seller a question
Condition: Good
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.
Price:
$8.66
Comments:
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.
Seller: HPB-Movies
Location: Dallas, TX
Condition: Like New
Shipping Icon
Connecting readers since 1972. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Customer service is our top priority.
Price:
$8.98
Comments:
Connecting readers since 1972. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Customer service is our top priority.
Seller: Ebooksweb
Location: Bensalem, PA
Condition: New
Shipping Icon
0262550350 Ships Within 24 Hours. Tracking Number available for all USA
[...]
Price:
$11.01
Comments:
0262550350 Ships Within 24 Hours. Tracking Number available for all USA
[...]
Seller: indoo.com
Location: Avenel, NJ
Condition: New
0262550350.
Price:
$13.70
Comments:
0262550350.
Seller: Powell's Books Chicago
Location: Chicago, IL
Condition: Like New
2000. Paperback. In publisher's shrinkwrap. Fine.
Price:
$14.06
Comments:
2000. Paperback. In publisher's shrinkwrap. Fine.
Seller: Powell's Books Chicago
Location: Chicago, IL
Condition: Very Good
2000. Paperback. Very Good.
Price:
$14.06
Comments:
2000. Paperback. Very Good.
Seller: Ergodebooks
Location: Richmond, TX Ask seller a question
Condition: New
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.
Price:
$16.45
Comments:
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.
Seller: Books End
Location: Syracuse, NY
Condition: Very Good
Shipping Icon
9780262550352. Cover corners slightly bumped.; 10 X 9.90 X 0.60 inches; 208 pages.
Price:
$16.87
Comments:
9780262550352. Cover corners slightly bumped.; 10 X 9.90 X 0.60 inches; 208 pages.
Seller: One Stop Shop Bookstore
Location: Memphis, TN
Condition: Good
Shipping Icon
Price:
$23.76
Comments:
please wait
Please Wait

Notify Me When Available

Enter your email address below,
and we'll contact you when your school adds course materials for
.
Enter your email address below, and we'll contact you when is back in stock (ISBN: ).