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TITLE: Generations of Imaemon in Modern Times
$51.00
  • Published by Maria Shobo, 2003
  • 227 x 295 mm
  • Soft cover
  • 112 pages, 252 photos (color and B&W)
  • Language Japanese only
  • Features works of successive Imaizumi Imaemon in modern times with 4 color pictures focusing on the characteristics of each successor. 17 works from 10th generation Imaemon, 88 works from 11th, 96 works from 12th, 48 works from 13th, 3 works form 14th. Also attached are each successor's Hakogaki (artist signature calligraphy written on a wooden box) with black and white color photography at the end of the volume. In Japanese only.

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13th-Imaizumi-Imaemon-Exhibition-Catalogue-F2.jpg TITLE: Imaizumi Imaemon Exhibition Catalogue (The 13th Exhibit)
$58.00
  • Published by Asahi Shimbunsha, 2003
  • 210 x 297 mm
  • Soft cover
  • 182 pages, 161 photos (color and B&W)
  • Language Japanese only
  • The now deceased Imaizumi Imaemon XIII, designated a Living National Treasure for iro-e overglaze enamel porcelain in 1989, was also known for his original techniques of fukisumi, ususumi and fukigasane. While featuring 10 Edo period Iro-Nabeshima works, this book also pictures various works spanning the artist's career, from before his career exhibiting at the Nihon Dento Kogeiten, works for the Nihon Dento Kogeiten, works after assuming the title of Imaemon XIII, and featuring smaller works such as kogo ceramic boxes and koro incense burners. 151 works, all color photographs, featured. Detailed commentaries on his techniques and production are introduced as well, fully covering the world of Imaemon XIII. In Japanese only.

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Itaya-Hazan-Exhibit-1-TN.jpg TITLE: Itaya Hazan Exhibition
$45.00
  • Published by Idemitsu Museum of Arts, 1994
  • 227 X 276 mm
  • Soft cover
  • 182 pages, 135 photos (color and B&W)
  • Language Japanese (some English)
  • Itaya Hazan (1872-1963) was Japan's first true studio potter who laid the road for all to follow. He worked in Chinese inspired motifs creating delicate porcelains that are treasures of the Japanese ceramic world. This extensive retrospective exhibition catalog showcases 127 ceramic works along with many pages of his detailed sketches. Brief English foreword followed by an essay; after the color photos comes a list of works, biography, B&W life photos, bibliography and short glossary conclude the catalog.

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S05-4-Ceramic-World-Hazan-Itaya.jpg TITLE: Ceramic World of Itaya Hazan
$40.00
  • Author Masaaki Arakawa
  • Published by Shogakkan, 2001
  • 185 x 246 mm
  • Soft cover
  • 128 pages, 92 photos (color and B&W)
  • Language Japanese only
  • The works of Itaya Hazan were phenomenal in their sublime forms and original designs. Features 92 works shown in sets of four color photos, Hazan's sketches, and comments on his career and his life-long pursuit of seeking perfection in his art. In Japanese only.

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Ito-Sekisui-World-4-TN.jpg TITLE: Ito Sekisui's World
Tsuchi to Honoho ni Idomu (To Challenge Clay and Fire)

$48.00
  • Author Sekisui Ito
  • Published by Niigata Nippo Jigyousha Corp., 2004
  • 158 X 217 mm
  • Hard cover
  • 120 pages, 30 photos (color and B&W)
  • Language Japanese only
  • Fifth generation potter Ito Sekisui makes mumyoi pottery on Sado Island. He was named a Living National Treasure for his mumyoi pottery in 2003. The book traces the roots of mumyoi wares and the Ito family intertwined with B&W photos of the island next to color photos of Ito's work and past generations; all in all 57 color photos. Examples include neriage marbled wares and figures as well. A list of works and biography on Ito also included.

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TITLE: Kakiemon: Generations of Kakiemon in Modern Times
$51.00
  • Published by Maria Shobo, 2002
  • 227 x 295 mm
  • Soft cover
  • 96 pages, 233 photos (color and B&W )
  • Language Japanese only
  • This book explores the charm of the Kakiemon lineage by showing work from each of the Kakiemon heirs. It includes 28 works of Iroe in the Kakiemon style, and dozens of other photos by various Kakiemon masters. Also includes eight works by Obata Kakiemon (a company producing Kakiemon ware). In Japanese only.

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Toh-V84-Ryuichi-Kakurezaki.jpg TITLE: Kakurezaki Ryuichi
Toh Vol. 84

$48.00
  • Published by Kyotoshoin, 1993
  • 232 X 310 mm
  • Hard cover
  • 48 pages, 38 photos (color)
  • Language Japanese and English
  • Part of the 100 book series focusing on individual studio potters, Vol.84 looks into the groundbreaking world of Bizen ceramic artist Ryuichi Kakurezaki. Interesting color photos of his work are interspersed with Biblical and original quotes.

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Kamoda-Shoji-2004.jpg TITLE: Kamoda Shoji
$65.00
  • Published by Inshosha, 2004
  • 240 X 296 mm
  • Hard cover
  • 222 pages, 220 photos (Color and B&W)
  • Language Japanese only (short English intro)
  • Kamoda Shoji is considered one of the greatest ceramic artists in all of Japanese history. His life was short yet he created works in a never-ending variety of forms and patterns. This book is a compilation of three exhibition catalogs that featured Kamoda's work separated in stages of his career; 1959-1969; 1970-1973; and 1973-1980. The exhibitions were held in Mashiko in 1999, 2001, and 2003 at the Togei Messe Mashiko. There are 220 color photos of his works along with quite a few B&W photos of Kamoda. Detailed opening essay, biography, bibliography, and list of works also included. A deluxe book with slip cover.

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