Kimono As Art: The Landscapes Of Itchiku Kubota
by Gluckman, Dale Carolyn; Hollis Goodall
About This Book
This lavishly illustrated book presents 55 masterworks by Japanese kimono artist Itchiku Kubota. His unique style, inspired by the fragile dyed silks of 16th-century Japan, and developed after 20 years of experimentation, combines stitch-resist, ink drawing, embroidery, metallic leaf and a complex layering of colours to create hauntingly beautiful landscapes with richly textured surfaces.
In the artist's magnum opus 'Symphony of Light' - showcased in this volume together with his five-piece 'Mount Fuji' series and ten individual works - the monumental kimono are intended to be shown sequentially, and were made only for display. Featured on a special fold-out section, Kubota's remarkable imagery can be fully appreciated as it extends from robe to robe.
Published to accompany a collaborative exhibition between the San Diego Museum of Art, Timken Museum of Art, Canton Museum of Art and the Itchiku Kubota Art Museum, the catalogue includes essays, a preface by Satoshi Kubota, Itchiku's son and artistic heir; and an interview with Satoshi Kubota. Also includes a biography, an overview of the artist's basic production techniques, a glossary and a bibliography.
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