Above Roy R. Behrens, Whiplash (© 2021). Digital montage.
Akio Morita, Made in Japan: Akio Morita and Sony. New York: Signet, 1988—
Whereas Americans and Europeans often develop complex large-scale solutions to problems, the Japanese constantly pare down and reduce the complexity of products and ideas to the barest minimum. They streamline the design, reduce the number of parts. The influence of Zen and haiku poetry are often evident in the simplicity and utility of Japanese design.
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