Contemporary Japanese Masters
By (author) Joe Earle
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New Bamboo by Joe Earle
Book DescriptionWhile woven bamboo containers have been common in Asia for thousands of years, it is only in the past 150 years that basketry has become widely regarded as an art form. This stunning book celebrates contemporary Japanese bamboo masters whose breathtakingly beautiful and imaginative new works are changing the definition of basketry. Focusing on contemporary bamboo artists working in sculptural forms, the book is based on recent interviews and critical analysis. In his compelling and accessible text, Joe Earle argues that today's bamboo sculpture reaches beyond its craft roots to abandon functionality, while maintaining meticulous attention to the rigorous technical skill on which Japanese basketry was founded. Poised between traditional and contemporary art and drawing inspiration from both, Japanese bamboo art sheds new light on the complex relationship between past and present cultures.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780300141412
(229mm x 241mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Yale University Press
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publish Date: 2-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United States
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The Tanaka collection is a treasure-trove of more than 500 immaculate model vehicles, enthusiastically collected over the years. This book offers a tour of its highlights, evoking the heady, expansive spirit of the 1950s in both the US and Japan. It features 60 cars, along with prime examples of other modes of transportation.
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Author Biography - Joe Earle
Joe Earle is vice president and director of the gallery at Japan Society, New York City.
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