"Between Clouds of Memory: Akio Takamori, a Mid-Career Survey"
Foreword by Marilyn A. Zeitlin
Essays by Garth Clark, Peter Held, Toyojiro Hida, and Edward Lebow
Between Clouds of Memory provides the first in-depth critical assessment of Akio Takamori’s inventive ceramic and graphic art career, which spans more than twenty-five years. Richly illustrated, this catalogue presents multiple perspectives on the artist’s practice. In his thoughtful and personal introduction to the book, noted historian and dealer in modern and contemporary ceramics Garth Clark reflects on his relationship with the artist, now spanning more than two decades. Exhibition curator Peter Held takes a look at the artist’s unique upbringing and life experiences, from the impact of growing up in postwar Japan to his move to the United States to study and launch his career, as well as figures who influenced the development of his creative voice. Toyojiro Hida, a prominent Japanese curator, writer, and critic provides unique insights into Japanese cultural and social influences in Takamori’s work. And award-winning author Edward Lebow provides thoughtful and witty analysis of key works from throughout Takamori’s career, stemming from the artist’s own tangled identity and a rich pool of sources and inspirations. Also included is a comprehensive chronology as well as extensive exhibition and bibliographic listings.
Dimensions: 9" x 11"
85 color illustrations (15 black and white)
Published by Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, AZ