"Japanese (woodblock print) artist Kiyoshi SAITO was born in Aizu, where little was changing while the rest of the nation was rapidly modernizing. A longing for this kind of tradition, combined with a strong creative impulse, led the young artist to abandon his sign business and devote his life to art. Kiyoshi SAITO worked in printmaking with unconventional tools and was determined to master all the steps of a craft that consisted of draftsmen, carvers and printers.
The images presented in the volume 'Masterful Images. The Art of Kiyoshi Saito' reproduced prints span the entire oeuvre of Kiyoshi SAITO and come from the collection of the Canadian Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. The volume also includes an interpretive essay by Barry Till, curator of the museum's Asian art collection." (publisher's free translated text, © Watanabe, 2013)
"The works presented in this volume, 'Masterful Images. The Art of Kiyoshi Saito', reproduced prints from the 1940s to the 1960s are an exciting addition to the well-known photographs from the period and an interesting commentary from the time of Japan's modernization." (© Richard G. SPORLEDER)
- HC with dust jacket, approx. 23 x 20 x 2,5 cm., 112 pp., 90 b/w & color ills., 750 gr., text language: English