About TOTO Publishing
Since TOTO Publishing was established in 1989 as part of TOTO’s social contribution program, it has been producing books that take a unique perspective on architecture, design, and life and culture.

The ten-volume “Architectural Map” series that was made to augment the enjoyment of architectural pilgrimages has been a major bestseller since its launch with the first Architectural Map of Tokyo in 1994. Initiated in the same year with the publishing of Chikyu kazoku (Material World), the four-volume “Chikyu (Earth)” photo-book series that allows readers to intuitively learn about the dwellings, lifestyles, and dietary cultures of various countries around the world has been well-received by a wide audience that includes educational practitioners, students, and the general media.

Starting in 1995, TOTO Publishing has been producing books in conjunction with the exhibitions of TOTO GALLERY·MA to widely convey the ideas and values of both domestic- and foreign-based architects and designers. TOTO Publishing is also contributing to the development and transmission of architectural culture by being one of the few publishers continuing to produce monographs of domestic and foreign architects, such as Luis Barragan (1992), or the more recent Tadao Ando series (5 volumes, 2007–2015) and STUDIO MUMBAI: Praxis (2012).

TOTO Publishing aims to continue to contribute to the development of architecture, design, and life and culture through making books that will enrich the lives of all readers.

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History
1989
TOTO Publishing established
1993
Luis Barragan (1992) awarded the Tokyo Art Directors Club Hiromu Hara Prize
1994
Yangotonaki himegimitachi no shinshitsu [The Bedrooms of the Noble
Princesses] (1994) awarded the Zatugaku Shuppan Award
Published The Architectural Map of Tokyo
Published Chikyu kazoku (Material World)
Published 100th book
1995
Bookshop TOTO opened on 2nd floor of the TOTO Nogizaka Building
1997
Kazuo Shinohara (1996) awarded the Mainichi Art Award Special Prize
1998
Total circulation exceeds 1,000,000 prints
1999
Europe: The Contemporary Architecture Guide vol. 1 (1998) awarded 33rd Japan Book Design Exhibition Award for Natural Science Book
2001
Published 200th book
2002
TOKYO ELEVEN PARADISE (2001), Kindai kenchiku no shougen (The Oral History of Modern Architecture) (2001), and Le Corbusier: HOUSES (2001) awarded 36th Japan Book Design Exhibition Award
Kindai kenchiku no shougen (The Oral History of Modern Architecture) (2001) awarded “Most Beautiful Book in the World” International Contest Bronze Award
2003
Nihon no ie [Traditional Houses of Japan] (2002) and Kenchiku wo shiko suru dimenshon [The Dimensions of Architectural Thinking] (2002) awarded 37th Japan Book Design Exhibition Award for Natural Science Book
2006
Total circulation exceeds 2,000,000 prints
2008
Mikan no kenchikuka Frank Lloyd Wright (Frank Lloyd Wright) (2007) awarded 42nd Japan Book Design Exhibition Award
Glenn Murcutt: Thinking Drawing / Working Drawing (2008) awarded 50th Catalogue & Poster Fair Special Prize
2009
Glenn Murcutt: Thinking Drawing / Working Drawing (2008) awarded 43rd Japan Book Design Exhibition Award Honorable Mention
Nihon no niwa: Kotohajime [Japanese Gardens: An Introduction] (2008) awarded The Academic Society of Japanese Garden Award Honorable Mention
2010
Published 300th book
The Architecture of Gerrit Th. Rietveld (2009) and Studies in Organic (2009) awarded 44th Japan Book Design Exhibition Award Honorable Mention
2014
TOTO publishing celebrates the 25th anniversary of the foundation.
Present
Books Published: 337 (as of December 2014)
Total Circulation: 2,600,000 prints (as of December 2014)
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TOTO PUBLISHING BOOK CATALOGUE