Pictures for the Sky: Art Kites, Paul Eubel, Prestel, 1992, Fine w/DJ

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Eubel, Paul (Editor). Pictures for the Sky: Art Kites (Osaka, Japan; Munich, Germany: Goethe-Institut Osaka; Prestel, 1992).
English and Japanese (mostly bilingual in English and Japanese), a Fine book in a Fine dust jacket, SC, 4to, 12" x 8 1/2," 424 pp., including illustrations.
ISBN: 3791311387

Text in English and Japanese (most of the text is bilingual in English and Japanese). White paper wrappers in a multicolored (mostly blue) pictorial paper dust jacket. Black lettering to dust jacket spine. Covers have light age toning and slightly bumped tips, else pristine and intact. Dust jacket has light age toning and slight wear to extremities, else pristine and intact. Dust jacket protected in a paper-backed Mylar sleeve. Pages have light age toning, else pristine and intact. Replete with illustrations, 197 full-color illustrations in total. Beautiful and fascinating exhibition catalogue published on the occasion of a traveling show that was held in the United States and Canada. The subjects of this show were "art kites" made by a different artists from around the world. In April 1987, the Goethe Institute of Osaka had invited about 100 internationally renowned artists to create their version of an "art kite." These kites then took to the skies in April 1989 and each successfully returned to earth intact. The traveling exhibition showcased these kites. Catalogue includes brief essays about each artist and their kite, a concise history of East Asian kiting, and many printed color photographs of the artists' kites, some of which are shown in their inaugural flight.