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Bruce and Norman Yonemoto: Memory, Matter and Modern Romance

Yonemoto, Bruce & Norman; Sherri Schottlaender (editor); Carol Higa; Ian Buruma; Timothy Martin

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ISBN 10: 1881161048 / ISBN 13: 9781881161042
Published by Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles, CA, 1999
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Illustrated boards. Issued without dustjacket. Numerous color and black and white illustrations. Edited by Sherri Schottlaender. With essays by Carol Higa, Ian Buruma and Timothy Martin. Published on the occasion of the exhibition, January 23 - Juky 4, 1999. ; In gift giving condition. As New. Tight, clean and crisp. No inscriptions. No remainder mark. Not ex-library. In excellent condition. As New. ; 11 X 9 X 0.75 inches; 104 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 24911

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Title: Bruce and Norman Yonemoto: Memory, Matter ...

Publisher: Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles, CA

Publication Date: 1999

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

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During twenty-five years of collaboration, Bruce and Norman Yonemoto have created an impressive array of perceptive, inventive, and provocative films, single-channel videos, video installations, and objects that explore the creation of meaning through filmic representation and analyze mass media's hold on our perceptions of personal identity. Using film and video as both a medium and a theme for their art, the Yonemoto brothers search and examine a cross-cultural territory of interdimensional thoughts and personalities. An elegant and comprehensive monograph containing in-depth commentary and extensive stills from such internationally recognized works as, Based on Romance and Green Card: An American Romance. A long-awaited book on two of Southern California's major contemporary video artists.

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Reading about films one has not seen is a little like reading about meals one has not eaten. So the problem for this catalog of essays and photographs from the recent exhibition of films, videos, and installations by the Californian brothers Yonemoto is exactly how to convey to readers unfamiliar with the exhibition exactly what is being said. Careful essays by museum director Carol Higa and Ian Buruma, a noted commentator on things Japanese, gives substance to enigmatic shots exploring the politics of racial identity in America (specifically the West Coast) and documenting the quintessential 1950s suburban childhood of the two artists. In contrast, a murky essay by Timothy Martin reveals nothing but the writer's compulsion to use words like antitotality and hyperhistorical. Following the essays, the Yonemotos themselves give clear and interesting discussions of three of their films. So in the end this catalog provides a good introduction to two little-known artistsAbut it also satisfies only as much as a restaurant review counteracts hunger.ADavid McClelland, Philadelphia
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