Japan vol 2978-1902015026
96 pages, 82 colour illustrations, 12 b&w illustrations 286 242mm
New, in mint condition
Lavishly illustrated profiles of fourteen leading exponents of Japanese textile art: Edited by Matthew Koumis with an essay 'Becoming Japanese: The Birth of an Art Movement'.; plus an introduction by Keiko Kawashima Director of Kyoto International Contemporary Textile Art Centre., essay by Laurel Reuter (co-author of Whole Cloth by Constantine and Reuter).
The featured artists, mostly producing installations which are impossible to categorise, are:
Chika Ohgi (kozo, ganpi, thread, mirror), Jun Mitsuhashi (mixed media installations including wire, silk organza, stone, paper), Shihoko Fukumoto (indigo dyed shibori), Tsuguo Yanai (hemp, paper, wood), Koji Takaki (cotton cloth), Suzumi Noda (clothing related installations including felt, plastic yarn and knit), Hisako Sekijima (baskets made of willow, walnut, mulberry etc), Tetsuo Fujimoto (machine embroidery on hemp cloth), Hiroko Ohte (cotton, jute), Takehiko Sanada (animal hair, fleece), Noriko Narahira (lace-influenced hangings of felt, organza), Yuka Kawai (installations using hemp, cane, metals), Reiko Sudo (textile design, fabric design, textile artist), Kumai Kyoko (installations using wire sculpture and stainless steel filaments)