Photographs by Masao Yamamoto.
46 four-color plates,
'Nakazora' is a Buddhist term that has multiple meanings, including "the space between sky and earth; a state when the feet do not touch the ground; the center of the sky; the zenith." This combination of definitions and implications leads one to think of the spiritual, and in particular, how the physical world can reflect that 'other' world. It is a perfect word to use in relation to Yamamoto's work, for he is seemingly not concerned so much with subject matter as he is with allowing the subject to be a signpost to the immaterial, to that 'other'. Nakazora is the second publication on this Japanese artist's work, but it is not a book. Yamamoto designed an 18-foot scroll that has been printed in process color on uncoated Japanese stock. It is limited to 1,000 copies and is housed in a wood-and-acrylic presentation case.
About the Ltd Edition
'Nakazora' is our second publication on the work of Japanese artist Masao Yamamoto. But this is no book: the artist has designed a scroll measuring over eighteen feet long, beautifully printed in process color on uncoated Japanese stock. The timelessness of Yamamoto's imagery is beautifully echoed in scroll presentation. The scroll was one of the earliest vehicles used for storing and presenting visual information. 'Nakazora' combines the aesthetic and tactile attributes of this traditionally one-off format with the advantages of modern printing technology. A striking marriage of traditional and hi-tech materials and production techniques, 'Nakazora' redefines the term 'artists' book.' Limited to 1,000 copies in a wood-and-acrylic presentation case. Also available: a deluxe edition of 100 copies numbered and signed by the artist, floating in a clear presentation case."-the publisher.
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