The Art of Akira Yamaguchi

Akira Yamaguchi. Translated by Yuji Yamashita

University of Tokyo Press

The Art of Akira Yamaguchi

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Pub Date: March 2005

ISBN: 9780860085348

96 Pages

Format: Paperback

List Price: $27.50£22.95

The Art of Akira Yamaguchi

Akira Yamaguchi. Translated by Yuji Yamashita

University of Tokyo Press

Young painter Akira Yamaguchi has taken Japan's art world by storm. His work combines the techniques of classical Japanese painting with the observant eye of a modern-day Peter Breughel and the humor and draftsmanship of a manga cartoonist. Yamaguchi's landscapes of the imagination, compressions of time and space, and quixotic human/machine figures combine Eastern and Western sensibilities and techniques into artwork that transcends exoticism.

This beautiful volume collects the artist's work from the past decade, including several pieces never before published, allowing Western readers to share the delight of Japanese critics and audiences in this fresh, new view of the world. Also included are an introduction by art historian Yuji Yamashita, 80 pages of full-color illustrative plates, and a magnifying glass for enhanced viewing of painting details.
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About the Author

Akira Yamaguchi is an artist with an MA from the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music.