Dyeing Elegance: Asian Modernism and the Art of Kuboku and Hisako Takaku

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Textile artist Takaku Kuboku (1908-1993) is a paragon among modern artists of Japan, fusing rural and urban, traditional and innovative, and Asian and European influences in his life and work. This volume introduces his aesthetic ideas and artistic practice to an English-speaking audience for the first time. In a milieu where artists championed indigenous craft techniques as a vital component of authentic Asian artistic achievement, he specialized in wax-resist textile dyeing, or roketsuzome. His works on silk were among ...

Dyeing Elegance: Asian Modernism and the Art of Kuboku and Hisako Takaku 2012, San Diego Museum of Art, Seattle

ISBN-13: 9780615562100

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