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Forms of Japan Michael Kenna (engl.)

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$ 75.00 | £ 49.99

Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-7913-8162-6

Date of publication:
US October 01, 2015
UK September 01, 2015
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This beautiful book presents a meditative, arresting, and dazzling collection of 240 black-and-white images of Japan, made over almost 30 years by the internationally renowned photographer Michael Kenna.

A rocky coast along the sea of Japan; an immense plain of rice fields in the snow; Mount Fuji towering over misty wooded hills; silent temples devoid of people but brimming with Buddhist deities; a Torii gate mysteriously emerging from moving clouds and water—these are a few images from this remarkable collection of photographs by Michael Kenna, whose black-and-white work is highly renowned.

Forms of Japan, brilliantly designed by Yvonne Meyer-Lohr, is organized into chapters simply titled, “Sea,” “Land,” “Trees,”, “Spirit,” and “Sky.” The quietly evocative photographs, often paired with classic haiku poems of Basho, Buson, Issa, and others, provide a contemplative portrait of a country betterknown for its energy and industry. Gorgeously reproduced to convey the enormous subtleties that exist in Michael Kenna’s traditional black-and-white silver prints, the photographs in this book include both well known and previously unpublished images from all corners of Japan: Hokkaido, Honshu, Kyushu, Okinawa, and Shikoku.

Hardcover, 304 pages, 29,0 x 28,0 cm, 240 b/w illustrations

ISBN: 978-3-7913-8162-6

$ 75.00 | £ 49.99

Publishing House: Prestel

Date of publication:
US October 01, 2015
UK September 01, 2015

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