Ida Shoichi: Surface Is the Between--Between Vertical and…1985-1988, Vol. II, ..

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Ida Shoichi: Surface Is the Between--Between Vertical and Horizon--Works in Various Media, 1985-1988, Vol. II
Ida Shoichi, Yoshiaki Inui, et al.
Shikosha Publishing Co.?
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Notes: Very Good, 4to, 9 1/2" x 10." Text in English and Japanese (some text bilingual). Gilt paper wrappers with black lettering and illustration on front. No lettering to spine. Covers have a few small wrinkles, a closed tear measuring about 1/2" from fore-edge on front, and a few creases running top to bottom on back, else clean and intact, binding tight. Pages have minuscule wear to extremities, else pristine and intact. Replete with color illustrations. Unpaginated, c. 40 pp., including illustrations. Beautiful catalog of mixed-media artworks by Ida Shoichi (1941-2006), a Japanese artist. Shoichi worked with printmaking (including silkscreen, lithography, woodblock, monotype, and etching), collage, and sculpture. He is perhaps best-known for his paper artworks and his _Surface Is the Between_ series, which this catalog features. Shoichi explained that the concept of "Surface Is the Between" ruminates upon the "point of contact" in applying media to the surface of paper, canvas, and the like and the layered orientation of making said artworks. Captions of artworks are exclusively in English. Essay by Yoshiaki Inui and Shoichi's chronology or resume are in English and Japanese. Heavy and oversized items may require additional shipping.