Lying Dragon: A Collection of Drawings by Iri Maruki, Chiaroscrurist: Maruki, Iri Lying Dragon: A Collection of Drawings by Iri Maruki, Chiaroscrurist: Maruki, Iri Lying Dragon: A Collection of Drawings by Iri Maruki, Chiaroscrurist: Maruki, Iri

Lying Dragon: A Collection of Drawings by Iri Maruki, Chiaroscrurist

Maruki, Iri

Published by Maruki Gallery, Higashi-Matsuyama, 1970
Condition: g- to vg Hardcover
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Small Folio. (11) 103 (8) leafs, v pp. Original illustrated dustjacket over white paper-covered boards with black lettering on spine; housed in white cardboard slipcase with black lettering on covers and spine. Black endpapers. Frontispiece photograph of the artist. Collection of Maruki's artwork, most of which has been exhibited publicly at one time or another in museums and galleries between 1935 and 1970. Maruki, best known for his "Hiroshima Panels," a collaboration with his wife Toshi, is considered a chiaroscrurist, an artist who uses strong contrast between light and dark (Chiaroscuro). The catalog is illustrated with seven beautiful color reproductions of Maruki's work, one of them two-sided, and 103 plates of b/w reproductions of his sensuous interpretations of nature. The plates 87 through 103 show excerpts of the "Hiroshima Panels," a series of fifteen painted folding panels, depicting the aftermath of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. This collaboration with his wife Toshi took 32 years to complete. Includes table of contents with listing of reproductions in English. Text in English and Japanese. Slipcase rubbed and slightly soiled with a couple of small abrasions from removed tape. Book block age-toned in margins not affecting images. Slipcase in overall good, dj and binding in very good, interior in good+ to very good condition. Bookseller Inventory # 39409

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Title: Lying Dragon: A Collection of Drawings by ...

Publisher: Maruki Gallery, Higashi-Matsuyama

Publication Date: 1970

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:g- to vg

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: First edition.

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