Yamamoto Masao : The Poems of Santoka. Multidimensional hand made book object with 33 original photographs (pigment prints) The book is signed by the artist Masao Yamamoto. Limited to 300 signed and numbered copies. Yamamoto Masao : The Poems of Santoka With a introduction by John Wood / Poems translated by Seiko Uyeda.Edited and Designed by Alexander Scholz. Japanese typesetting by Makoto Watanabe. Book binding by Ingrid Trommer. It comes signed by Yamamoto Masao in a limited edition of 300 numbered copies as handmade book with tipped in pigment prints on baryta paper. The prints are mounted by hand in special passepartouts.
The book itself is an artwork: it is bound in a special leporello technic with many plates as foldouts in many directions for an complex multidimensional view on the poetry and Masaos photographs. The book is bound in silk and the plates have hinges of linen. Each single page is made from 5 layers. The pigment prints inside the book are printed on baryta paper and they really look fantastic. The print is like the original, the paper a little bit different, of course.
But nobody sees or feels the different, if he do not hold Masaos prints in the hand. And how we can make a adequately original: Masaos prints are unique pieces, we can just try to catch the feeling. We promise you: Masao was VERY, VERY happy. He had no single corrections while checking the proofs. Our printer is Ralf Lenk (Scancolor) in Leipzig, he is one of the master printers in the world.
The book contains 33 prints. Though not as well-known in the West as many of the earlier haiku poets, Sant? It was Yamamoto's idea to create a book of his photographs and Sant?
And you hold here in your hands the beautiful result, which was admirably aided by Seiko Uyeda's superb translations. In another book about Yamamoto Masao, I reminded readers of a famous Zen story about Kakua, the first Japanese to study Zen in China.
Later he moved to a mountain where he meditated constantly. But people would find him and ask him to preach to them. He would say a few words and then move to a more remote part of the mountain. Kakua stood before them silently, took a flute from his robe, blew a single note, bowed, and left the assembly. The item "Yamamoto Masao The Poems of Santoka" is in sale since Thursday, June 27, 2019.This item is in the category "Antiquitäten & Kunst\Kunst\Fotokunst". The seller is "galerie_vevais" and is located in Bliesdorf OT Vevais. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Australia.