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Quiet Elegance: Japan Through the Eyes of Nine American Artists

Franco, Betsy; Verne, Michael

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ISBN 10: 0804831262 / ISBN 13: 9780804831260
Published by Tuttle Publishing, North Clarendon, Vermont, U.S.A., 1997
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Crisp, clean book with just one small tear to lower front edge of dustjacket which is almost invisible in brand new mylar cover. Book is inscribed simply "To --- and --- Very Best Wishes" and SIGNED by both authors who are from the Verne Gallery of Japanese Art in Cleveland. Michael Verne, who is also an artist, studied in Japan under the tutelage of Tokuriki, the famed woodblock printer. It's about Japanese art, but it's also a commentary by American artists who have beendeeply influenced by it. Book measures 9-1/4"x12-1/2" and has 113 pages. Illustrated iwith large color works of art. Has not been price-clipped. Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 25907

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Title: Quiet Elegance: Japan Through the Eyes of ...

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing, North Clarendon, Vermont, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: SIGNED & Inscribed By Authors

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

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Through pages of beautiful images, authors Michael Verne and Betsy Franco, of the Verne Gallery of Japanese Art in Cleveland, introduce the work of nine American artists who have all honed and tempered their craft in an intense encounter with Eastern culture. In nine individual essays, the authors reveal the experiences that formed these artists - the years of study with Japanese masters, the effect of an ancient culture on their perceptions, and their willingness to break with tradition and try new forms. Daniel Kelly's prints show us a true melding of Japanese object and Western eye. Karyn Young studied Kasuri weaving and kimono stencil dyeing, which are now elements of her colorful kimono prints. Joshua Rome's prints reflect the mountains that surround his rustic mountain home in rural Japan. Margaret Kennard Johnson's very modern intaglio reliefs and paper sculptures are inspired by ancient Japanese food vessels. In Brian Williams's works we see the serene landscapes that inspired the Japanese masters. Sarah Brayer uses traditional papermaking methods to create her colorful, many-layered paperworks. Micah Schwaberow's woodblock prints redefine the technique - he has eliminated the dark lines that normally define the shapes in a traditional print so that his works look more like watercolors. Joel Stewart's watercolors and etchings depict the ageless beauty of a traditional Japan that is slowly disappearing, while one of Carol Jessen's prints depicts a modern scene in the style of a Hiroshige print.

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