Mokume Gane a reinvention

O'DUBHGHAILL, Coilin (2010). Mokume Gane a reinvention. In: GIMENO-MARTINEZ, Javier and FLORÉ, Fredie, (eds.) Design and craft : proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Design History and Design Studies (ICDHS), 20-22 September 2010. Brussels, Belgium, Koninklijke Vlaamse Academie van Belgie.

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Abstract

Japan has a unique range of traditional metalcraft processes that are still practiced today. Two of these surviving processes have been studied extensively with the aim of developing industrial applications, the irogane alloy and niiro patination process, and the laminated decorative metalwork process known as “mokume gane” or wood-grain metal. In particular, mokume gane has made the crossover from craft process to industrial process. This paper examines the historical background and contemporary development of the mokume gane process.

Item Type: Book Section
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute > Art and Design Research Centre
Depositing User: Coilin O'Dubhghaill
Date Deposited: 17 Sep 2012 09:59
Last Modified: 17 Sep 2012 09:59
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/5782

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