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See Saw Connections Between Japanese Art Then and Now
by Ivan Vartanian and Kyoko Wada
Published by Chronicle Books
"Pairing artwork by contemporary Japanese artists with well-known traditional Japanese art, See/Saw: Connections Between Japanese Art Then and Now explores traditions unique to Japanese culture and thinking. It provides a fresh interpretation of anime, manga, photography, drawing, architecture, and design theory, and lets us look at these art forms in a new light.
In addition to objects that are designated national treasures, widely celebrated, or highly prized, some of the pieces featured in See/Saw may not necessarily fit the traditional definition of art. The book also highlights craft items, architecture, 18 wheelers, and motorcycles. Spanning a broad period of time, See/Saw looks at examples of the oldest earthenware (circs 3,000 BCE) to contemporary pieces exhibited in galleries today."
176p, full color, 7"x9.5"