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Ceramic-Art-Suzuki-Osamu-2-TN.jpg TITLE: Suzuki Osamu
Ceramic Art of Suzuki Osamu

  • Published by Nihon Keizai Shimbunsha, 1999
  • 227 X 297 mm
  • Soft cover
  • 154 pages, 136 photos (color)
  • Language Japanese (some English)
  • Suzuki Osamu (1926-1999) was a founding member of the extremely influential Kyoto ceramic art group Sodeisha in the late 1940s. This retrospective exhibition covers all aspects of his career and features 135 works all in color plates. The foreword and opening essay are in English and Japanese, as are the plate captions and list of works. Essays after the photos, interview, biography, exhibition history, and bibliography in Japanese only.


Blue-Mist-The-Works-of-Takahiro-Kondo-5.JPG TITLE: Blue Mist�|The Works of Takahiro Kondo
  • Author Takahiro Kondo
  • Published by Kyuryudo, 2003
  • 195�~260 mm
  • Soft cover
  • 60 pages, 15 photos (color and B&W)
  • Language Japanese and English
  • From an exhibition at the Paramita Museum in 2003, this catalog is a photo essay on the "Blue Mist" wares of Kyoto-based artist Kondo Takahiro. The first eight pages are moody color photos of the installation, while the latter pages show 24 works also in color. B&W shot of Kondo at work and a bilingual biography also included.


Tokai-Potters-Toh-Vol-74-F8.jpg TITLE: Tokai Potters, Toh Vol. 74
  • Published by Kyotoshoin, 1993
  • 232 x 310 mm
  • Hard cover
  • 48 pages, 52 photos (color)
  • Language Japanese and English
  • Toh Volume 74 is part of a 100-book series entitled "The Best Selections of Contemporary Ceramics in Japan." Volume 74, entitled "Tokai Potters," features potters working in the Tokai region of Japan. This volume covers Fujii Noriyuki, Kim Hono, Kawamoto Taro, Mori Tadashi, Nagae Shigekazu, and Nakashima Harumi. All works are shown with color photography, with English commentaries on the works, a list of works featured, and English profiles of each artist.


Tomimoto-Kenkichi-Exhibit.jpg TITLE: Tomimoto Kenkichi Exhibition
  • Published by Asahi Shimbunsha, 2000
  • 190 x 258 mm
  • Soft cover
  • 194 pages, 131 photos (color and B&W)
  • Language Japanese only
  • A fine monograph on the life and works of Tomimoto Kenkichi. It features hundreds of works including his famous overglaze enamels and white porcelain along with dozens of sketches and drawings. Includes four opening essays, biography, bibliography, and list of works. From an exhibition that toured three venues in Japan in 2000 and 2002.


3-Tomimoto-Kenkichi-Exhibition-Catalogue.jpg TITLE: Tomimoto Kenkichi Exhibition Catalogue
  • Published by The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, 1991
  • 190 x 240 mm
  • Soft cover
  • 188 pages, 197 photos (color and B&W)
  • Language Japanese (some English)
  • Contains 197 photos (175 are color photos) of ceramics by Tomimoto from his beginning to his late years. Catalogue focuses on his blue and white designs, colored porcelain, stoneware decorated with iron brown and copper green, and colored porcelain with gold and silver. This is the retrospective exhibition catalogue for the exhibit held at The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo. Includes English explanation and list of his works.


Tosa-Tosa-1.jpg TITLE: Tosa-Tosa 2003
Yanagihara Mutsuo to Gendaitogei no Seneitachi

  • Published by The Museum of Art, Kochi, 2003
  • 210 x 280 mm
  • Soft cover
  • Language Japanese only
  • Volume 1. Yanagiara Mutsuo, 112 pages, 118 photos (color and B&W). Yanagihara Mutsuo (1934 - ) is an influential and celebrated Kyoto ceramic artist and this is a 2003 retrospective exhibition catalog from the Koichi Prefectural Art Museum. It traces Yangihara's career beginning with works made in the late 1950s up until his recent 2001 Jomon-esque/Silver Oribe works; all in all 118 pieces all shown in color photos. Opening essays, photo captions, interview, biography, and list of works included.
  • Volume 2. Gendaitogei no Seneitachi, 92 pages, 59 photos (color and B&W). Showing at the same time at the museum was a group exhibition of works made by 14 ceramic artists influenced, or associated, with Yanagihara. They include Iizumi Hidenori, Katsumata Chieko, Koike Shoko, Saito Toshiju, Shigematsu Ayumi, Tashima Etsuko, Tsutsumi Nobuko, Nakashima Harumi, Nishimura Shigeru, Hinoda Takashi, Matsushima Yoshie, Matsuda Yuriko, Matsumoto Hideo, and Morino Akito. Each artist has 3-5 page spread with color photos of works and a short biography; opening essay and list of works also included.


Toh-V85-Tsubusa-Katoh.jpg TITLE: Tsubusa Katoh
Toh Vol. 85

  • Published by Kyotoshoin, 1993
  • 232 x 310 mm
  • Hard cover
  • 48 pages, 38 photos (color and B&W)
  • Language Japanese and English
  • From the popular TOH 100 book series, Volume 85 focuses on the young and talented Tsubusa Katoh. All of the 38 color photos show his "Freeze Flame" works either in a full shot or in close-ups. A brief intro by Katoh and biography in Japanese and English.


TITLE: Uchida Kouichi
  • Author Uchida Kouichi
  • Published by Kyuryudo 2003
  • 190 x 257 mm
  • Soft cover
  • 129 pages, 43 photos (color and B&W)
  • Language Japanese and English
  • A simple and elegant photo essay of works by Uchida Kouichi in association with his exhibiting at the Paramita Museum in Mie Prefecture. The book highlights 43 works, mostly boxes, teapots, and jars -- each with its own two-page spread. Uchida is one of Japan's most sought-after young ceramic artists and more about him can be read here: http://www.e-yakimono.net/html/uchida-koichi-er.html A few B&W photos of Uchida in back as well as short English introduction. Longer essay in Japanese only, list of works in both languages.


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