It is really not easy to describe this book object. Each single page is made by 5 layers, so that the pictures are mounted inside passepartouts.
You don't fold the pages like a normal book. Some pages can be opened multiple times. Other pages can also be folded up or down. Ultimately, this is a sensual experience and a spiritual journey. A carpet of images and haikus is laid down in front of you.
This is the Limited Edition in a clamshell box with one print by Yamamoto Masao. The multidimensional hand made book object with original photographs (pigment prints) in a custom-made box with 1 print for Galerie Vevais by Yamamoto Masao. This special edition comes with 1 of 3 uniquely prepared gelatin silver prints printed and signed by the artist / Each limited to 10 copies (+ 2 AP).
Picture 9 shows all 3 prints, (please note your choice when ordering). Nude with apple blossoms - 9,5 x 11,0 cm. Lake - 15,0 x 10,0 cm. Swans - 15,0 x 10,0 cm.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 30 signed and numbered copies.
Housed custom-made box with 1 print. 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. This ist he limited Edition.
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, limited edition with print" is in sale since Thursday, August 20, 2020.
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.