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Hard bodies : contemporary Japanese lacquer sculpture / Andreas Marks.

Author:
Marks, Andreas [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
  • [Minneapolis, Minn.] : Minneapolis Institute of Art, [2017]
  • ©2017
Description:
169 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), portraits ; 31 cm
Summary note:
Since the Neolithic era, artisans in East Asia have coated bowls, cups, boxes, baskets, and other utilitarian objects with a natural polymer distilled from the sap of the Rhus verniciflua, known as the lacquer tree. Lacquerware was, and still is, prized for its sheen, a lustrous beauty that artists learned to accentuate over the centuries with inlaid gold, silver, mother-of-pearl, and other precious materials. This tradition has undergone challenges over the past thirty years. A small but enterprising circle of lacquer artists has pushed the medium in entirely new and dynamic directions by creating large-scale sculptures, works that are both conceptually innovative and superbly exploitive of lacquer's natural virtues. Featuring thirty works by sixteen artists, this handsome publication details the first-ever exhibition of contemporary Japanese lacquer sculpture in the United States, shown at the Minneapolis Institute of Art. Exhibition: Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, United States (07.10.2017 - 21.02.2018).
Notes:
Published in conjunction with the exhibition "Hard Bodies: Contemporary Japanese Lacquer Sculpture", presented by the Minneapolis Institute of Art, October 7, 2017-June 24, 2018.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 167-169).
Contents:
Director's foreword -- Preface and acknowledgements -- Introduction -- Catalogue. Kofushiwaki Tsukasa ; Fujita Toshiaki ; Tanaka Nobuyuki ; Kurimoto Natsuki ; Matsushima Sakurako ; Sasai Fumie ; Muramoto Shingo ; Murata Yoshihiko ; Igawa Takeshi ; Aoki Chie ; Yokouchi Mie ; Ishizuka Genta ; Aoki Kōdō ; Yoshino Takamasa ; Sano Akira ; Someya Satoshi -- Artist chronologies -- Appendix: The production process for Aoki Chie's "Body 09-1 'Impact'" -- Japanese glossary -- Selected bibliography.
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ISBN:
  • 151790417X
  • 9781517904173
OCLC:
985955307
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RCP:
C - S