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How to Wrap Five Eggs: Traditional Japanese Packaging Paperback – October 14, 2008

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“This work's striking full-page photos effectively portray the integration of classic Japanese aesthetics into daily life in Japan. How to Wrap Five Eggs is worth purchasing for the pictures alone.”—The Sennin Foundation Center for Japanese Cultural Arts

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Hideyuki Oka was one of Japan's leading graphic designers.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Weatherhill (October 14, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9781590306192
  • ISBN-13: 978-1590306192
  • ASIN: 1590306198
  • Product Dimensions: 7.2 x 0.8 x 10.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #191,403 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By G. B. Packert on February 17, 2009
Format: Paperback
The original How to Wrap Five Eggs was a striking hardbound book first published in English by Weatherhill and Harper and Rowe in 1967, with a foreword by George Nelson. This book is not a reprint of the 1967 book, but rather a reprint of How to Wrap Five More Eggs, first published in 1975 in connection with a Japan Society exhibit on traditional Japanese packaging, which contained much of the material from the 1967 book. Both the 1967 book and the 1975 book are difficult to obtain, and this inexpensive version is definitely worth buying for those who are interested in Japanese culture. This reprint has elegant black and white photos which convey the spiritual qualities inherent in traditional Japanese hand-made packages. I regret the publishers' decision not to reprint the 1967 version, whose beauty is still embedded in my memory.
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I owned the original hardback in color when it first came out and then lost all my possessions. When I could start looking at things again I found it had become some sort of design cult thing and had gone so high in price I would never be able to have it again. So, when I saw this I began to cry with joy and gratitude;I didn't realize it was a cheat.......all black and white and no words and not the same at all, where I had thought it was finally the original reprinted in paperback. It is very hurtful. I should have looked at the offering more carefully, perhaps, but I don't recall it announcing itself truthfully as the SECOND book nor as just B&W and no descriptions. So it's back to no 'truth in advertising' and a big 'BUYER BEWARE' even here in the book lists. Shame on you.
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Buyer Beware. This book is not a reprint of "How to Wrap Five Eggs" as the title would imply. It is instead an inferior reprint of the later book "How to Wrap Five More Eggs". The first edition of "How to Wrap Five More Eggs" has some color pictures and this book is completely black and white. Overall, o.k. book, but not the one it claims to be.
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I was about to order this title --- one I have looked for for decades --- when I realized it is not what it appears. Even the publisher's description includes a warning: "This classic book was originally published under the title 'How to Wrap Five More Eggs in 1975.'" And I'm disappointed that Amazon has not caught this deception and pulled it.
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Like others said, this it a book I already have, How to Wrap Five More Eggs. I'm returning it. I'd buy the original version in a heartbeat.
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I have been trying to find an affordable copy of the original "How To Wrap Five Eggs" from the 1960s, and this is a very satisfying compromise. It includes wonderfully descriptive photographs, and provides insight into the deceptively-simple art of Asian packaging, as well as a primer on Why We Love Paper. Elegance, style, simplicity, function. Terrific!
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This book does not provide instructions on how to wrap various items or goods, but it does have one section discussing the act of wrapping itself. However, pictures are intriguing because there are various objects and products wrapped in the most creative ways possible. The only bad part about that is it makes you want to learn about wrapping more.
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I have just got into packaging this quarter at my school and my teacher introduced the class to this book. It's a great book. Beautiful images. Overall one of my favorite design-type books I own of the few I have. Nicely designed book.
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