Contemporary Art

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Something Strange This Way

  Janet Cardiff and James Bures Miller In Japanese     Sound sculpture and a colorful funfair of art.   Now for the first time in Japanese, a compendium presents the multimedia works of two artists driving the contemporary art scene. Based on the catalog of their exhibition at Denmark’s ARoS Aarhus Art Museum in 2014, and also covering newer works shown at the 21st Century Museum of Art, Kanazawa, in 2017, Something Strange This Way includes commentary by th

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In the Wake: Japanese Photographers Respon

  Anne Nishimura Morse and Anne E. Havinga With contributions by Michio Hayashi, Marilyn Ivy, and Tomoko Nagakura In Japanese     A photographic record of the earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disaster of March 2011.   The unprecedented disaster that befell the Tohoku region of Japan in March 2011 left deep physical and psychic scars and lingering anxiety about the consequences of natural and manmade cataclysms. This volume presents the takes of fifteen photogra

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Kamaitachi: New Trade Edition

  Eikoh Hosoe Performance by Tatsumi Hijikata With essays and poetry by Shuzo Takiguchi, Donald Keene, and Toyoichiro Miyoshi Title lettering by Mutsuo Takahashi Book design by Ikko Tanaka In Japanese     A new and expanded edition of a towering 1969 classic.   Kamaitachi was born in 1969 out of a powerful collaboration between photographer Eikoh Hosoe and Tatsumi Hijikata, the originator of Butoh dance. The work follows Hijikata as he carries out dynamic im

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Jun Nishida Art Works: Zetsu (Second a

  Jun Nishida In Japanese and English   Rediscover the legacy of an artist whose works remain as searing as ever, a dozen years after his passing.   Jun Nishida’s untimely death in 2005 at age twenty-seven cut short a promising career that had already been distinguished by numerous honors in both Japan and abroad. The Zetsu series, his last great masterwork, left an indelible mark on the art world with its wrenchingly powerful forms, wrought by packing powdered gla

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Yoshitomo Nara:Self-selected Works―Wor

  Yoshitomo Nara In Japanese and English     As one of Japan’s leading contemporary artists, Nara’s best-known works, his paintings of children with glaring, challenging expressions, have won critical acclaim and international popularity. This definitive compilation of paintings was published in commemoration of Nara’s 30th year of activity, and contains approximately 100 works carefully chosen by the artist himself, including pieces never before shown in Japa

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Yoshitomo Nara:Self-selected Works―Pai

  Yoshitomo Nara In Japanese and English       As one of Japan’s leading contemporary artists, Nara’s best-known works, his paintings of children with glaring, challenging expressions, have won critical acclaim and international popularity. This definitive compilation of paintings was published in commemoration of Nara’s 30th year of activity, and contains approximately 100 works carefully chosen by the artist himself, including pieces never before shown i

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Blue: Atsushi Suwa Paintings

  Atsushi Suwa With essays by film director and art collector Thomas Koerfer and art critic Noriaki Kitazawa Art direction and design by Hideki Nakajima In Japanese and English     Listen to the murmurs from beneath the surface . . .   Atsushi Suwa’s 2011 collection was entitled Can’t See Anything Anyway, a consciously ironic comment on the tension between his chosen style of realism and the inherently arbitrary nature of human sight. Six years afterwar

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YOKOHAMA TRIENNALE 2017
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  Organizing Committee Yokohama Triennale In Japanese and English   This book is a catalog of  YOKOHAMA TRIENNALE 2017. (さらに…)

The Birth of Rebirth

  Ikeda Manabu In Japanese and English     From despair through rebirth to eternity: a personally guided journey through one artist’s vision.   Inspired by the March 2011 Tohoku earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disaster, Rebirth (2017) is a sweeping masterpiece, the largest by Ikeda Manabu to date—a three-by-four-meter canvas that does full justice to the artist’s paradoxical style of evoking majestic worlds through superfine detail. What appears to be

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All about Saul Leiter

  Saul Leiter With contributions by Motoyuki Shibata and the Saul Leiter Foundation In Japanese and English     An only-from-Japan exploration of the photographer’s art and philosophy.   Photography lovers the world over are now embracing Saul Leiter, who has enjoyed a remarkable revival since fading into relative obscurity in the 1980s. This collection takes a Japanese perspective into the secrets of his appeal, from his life philosophy and lyricism to ma