Experiments in 'Time Distance Map': Diagram Collections by Kohei Suguira / ISBN 9784306046061 / A 100-page paperback with flaps, about 8.75 x 12 inches / text is in Japanese, illustrated throughout
Why did I stock this you might ask? (Well, I should probably ask myself.) It seems 50 Watts has an overlap of people interested in graphic design, diagrams, and Japan...and it's a very beautiful book.
Kōhei Sugiura (杉浦 康平, Sugiura Kōhei, b. 1932, Tokyo) is a Japanese graphic designer and researcher in Asian iconography.
Throughout his career, Sugiura has been a pioneer within the design world using a process that champions the visualization of consciousness for his unprecedented work of record jackets, posters, books, magazines, exhibition catalogues, diagrams, stamps and more. He is also active in promoting the study of traditional Asian cultures through the creation of innovative catalogue designs and the organization of exhibitions such as Mandala: now you see it, now you don't (1980) and Flower Cosmology: Traditions in Dyeing, Weaving, and Ornaments (1992), as well as prolific research on the subject of cosmologies and mandalas.