Valerie Zimany on fri 3 apr 98
I just got back from a trip to Kinokuniya bookstore =26 picked up a few =
that I thought the list might find appealing. I know there were some
threads on Rosanjin =26 I can't recall whether Robert Yellin already
mentioned this book, but here it is:
Isamu Noguchi and Rosanjin Kitaoji. A catalogue published by Sezon Museum
of Art=3B Museum of Art, Kochi=3B The Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura=3B =
Museum of Art=3B The Yomiuri Shimbun. 1996. (Sorry no ISBN). 300+ pages =
black =26 white photos and essays in Japanese =26 English on the artists.
Visiting the Mino Kilns by Janet Barriskill. Published by Wild Peony,
Australia, 1995. ISBN=23 0-646-20424-6. Approx 150 pages. =2448.00.
Includes a translation of Arakawa Toyozo's =22The Traditions and Techniques
of Mino Pottery=22 and many color photos of pottery, kilns, and the
surrounding Tajimi/Toki area. Entirely in English.
Wabi-Sabi: for Artists, Designers, Poets, =26 Philosophers by Leonard =
Published by Stone Bridge Press, Berkeley, CA. 1994. ISBN=23
1-880656-12-4. 95 pages. =2414.95. Short history =26 thoughts on the
wabi-sabi aesthetic. English.
The phone number for Kinokuniya is 212.765.7766 (NYC) =26 201.941.7580 (NJ) =
they will ship promptly =26 cheaply.
Robert Yellin on sat 4 apr 98
Greetings from Japan-
The catalog on Noguchi-Rosanjin that Valerie wrote about is fabulous.
I went to that exhibition at Sezon Museum in Ikebukuro, Tokyo and it
was just wonderful- the catalogs all sold out and I've yet to find
anymore- luckily I bought one for my library and highly recommend it.
There is no ISBN number in the catalog.
> Isamu Noguchi and Rosanjin Kitaoji. A catalogue published by Sezon Museum
> of Art; Museum of Art, Kochi; The Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura; Fukuyama
> Museum of Art; The Yomiuri Shimbun. 1996. (Sorry no ISBN). 300+ pages of
> black & white photos and essays in Japanese & English on the artists.
> A good review of the Barriskill book was written by Louise Cort and can be
found in CHANOYU QUARTERLY No.81. I have this book also and enjoyed
Arakawa's essay in English.
> Visiting the Mino Kilns by Janet Barriskill. Published by Wild Peony,
> Australia, 1995. ISBN# 0-646-20424-6. Approx 150 pages. $48.00.
> Includes a translation of Arakawa Toyozo's "The Traditions and Techniques
> of Mino Pottery" and many color photos of pottery, kilns, and the
> surrounding Tajimi/Toki area. Entirely in English.
>I also have the Wabi-Sabi book and found it a bit pretentious yet quite poetic.
Wabi-Sabi: for Artists, Designers, Poets, & Philosophers by Leonard
> Published by Stone Bridge Press, Berkeley, CA. 1994. ISBN#
> 1-880656-12-4. 95 pages. $14.95. Short history & thoughts on the
> wabi-sabi aesthetic. English.
The cheery blossoms are in full bloom and quite a few merrymakers are
under the falling petals throughout Japan.
I shall join them tonight....