Author: Michael Kenna
Brand: Prestel Publishing
Number Of Pages: 304
Release Date: 01-09-2015
Details: Product Description This beautiful book presents a meditative, arresting and dazzling collection of 240 black-and-white images of Japan, made over almost 30 years by the internationally renowned photographer Michael Kenna. A rocky coast along the sea of Japan; an immense plain of rice fields in the snow; Mount Fuji towering over misty wooded hills; silent temples devoid of people but brimming with Buddhist deities; a Torii gate mysteriously emerging from moving clouds and water these are a few images from this remarkable collection of photographs by Michael Kenna, whose black-and-white work is highly renowned. Forms of Japan, brilliantly designed by Yvonne Meyer-Lohr, is organised into chapters simply titled, Sea, Land, Trees, Spirit, and Sky. The quietly evocative photographs, often paired with classic haiku poems of Basho, Buson, Issa and others, provide a contemplative portrait of a country better-known for its energy and industry. Gorgeously reproduced to convey the enormous subtleties that exist in Michael Kenna s traditional black-and-white silver prints, the photographs in this book include both well-known and previously unpublished images from all corners of Japan: Hokkaido, Honshu, Kyushu, Okinawa and Shikoku. Review Never has there been a better match than minimalist photographer Michael Kenna and Japan, a country and people that have built their aesthetic around earthy simplicity. Kenna's photography has always been about exploring the absence of elements - what he leaves out of the frame is perhaps even more important than what he's included. The sometimes stark and empty environments that he has located in Japan provide space for meditation and contemplation, and as such get to the root of just what it is that makes the country such a popular place. As with the majority of Kenna's books, this really is a vital purchase. --Amateur Photographer The great landscape photographer has been going back to Japan for 30 years. The black and white photos in this collection have a ephemeral, enchanting and haunting quality. --Country & Town House About the Author Michael Kenna is a world-renowned photographer and artist based in Seattle, USA. Yvonne Meyer-Lohr is a designer and author based in Düsseldorf, Germany.
Package Dimensions: 11.7 x 11.3 x 1.3 inches