Topaz Moon: Chiura Obata's Art of the Internment. 2000. VG SC Signed by author..

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Topaz Moon: Chiura Obata's Art of the Internment
Hill, Kimi Kodani; Timothy Anglin Burgard; Ruth Asawa
Heyday Books
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Notes: Very Good SIGNED by author Kimi Kodami Hill on the dedication page. 4to 8 1/4" x 8 1/4" black pictorial softcover, featuring Chiura Obata's 1942 artwork "Silent Moonlight at Tanforan Relocation Center" to front, white, blue, and yellow lettering to front, back, spine, minor wear to bottom front tip, some sunning to interior front and back panels, slight separation of front gutter with panel, otherwise, sharp tips, tightly bound, and unmarked throughout. Signed by editor, and granddaughter of the artist, Kimi Kodani Hill on the dedication page in black pen: "[signature] March 2001". [vii] xviii, 147 pp., replete with black-and-white images, over 100 sketches, Sumi paintings, full-color watercolors, Foreword by Ruth Asawa, Introduction by Timothy Anglin Burgard, 7 essays, Epilogue, Endnotes, and Bibliography. Includes a piece of laid-in ephemera: newspaper clipping from Spring/March 2001, titled "Florin Time of Remembrance", mentions that the year's theme "Spirit of a People" focuses on Chiura Obata's art series in which this book is centered around. From the back panel: "Chiura Obata, Professor of Art at the University of California, Berkeley, was one of more than 100,000 Japanese Americans forcefully relocated in 1942 from their homes and communities to the stark barracks of internment camps. As an artist faithfully recording the world around him, Obata gave us a view into the camps that was at once honest in the details of austerity and hardship, and strikingly lyrical in its portrayal of hope and beauty even in incarceration." Heavy and oversized items may require additional shipping.

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