London: Laurence King, 2001.
Hardcover. 11 1/4" X 9 5/8". 224pp. Moderate wear to dust jacket featuring Untitled by Jun Kaneko, with several closed tears to edges, bumping to extremities, and edgewear. Pictorial paper over boards. Mild edgewear to binding, with gentle bumping to extremities. Binding is firm and sound. Pages are clean and unmarked. A solid copy of this first in-depth survey of Jun Kaneko, with 270 illustrations, 250 in color. "This is the first in-depth survey of Jun Kaneko, the Japanese artist whose work has created a new and radical language in ceramics. Born in Nagoya, Japan, during the Second World War, but living and working in the US since the early 1960s, Kaneko has achieved international renown through his exhibitions, public art projects, lectures and workshops. He is best known for his 'dangos'--large-scale, painted forms, whose richly glazed surfaces communicate a humanity that belies their huge size. Susan Peterson's thoroughly researched, yet highly readable text traces the ceramist's life and artistic development, examining key moments in his career, interspersing them with previously unpublished statements from Kaneko himself and from his contemporaries. The text is accompanied by stunning illustrations of his work from all periods, providing a complete overview of his prodigious oeuvre" (front flap). This item is oversize and will require additional shipping charges for international or priority orders. Very good / good. Item #4394