1982 · Bethesda, Maryland
by Hendricks, Kappy and Marshall
Bethesda, Maryland: Irongate Editions Limited, 1982. Deluxe Edition. Hardcover. Very good to fine condition. Signed T. Nakayama in English and Japanese and hand-numbered 86/250 on limitation leaf bound in, tissue guard. Large Quarto. (10) 183pp. Original off-white cloth with Japanese lettering debossed to cover, black lettering on spine, in original color-illustrated dustjacket, black lettering on spine; housed in matching linen slipcase. Handmade cream endpapers. Signed and hand-numbered limitation leaf bound in on inside front cover. Frontispiece portrait photograph with brown tissue guard laid in. Illustrated with color, one folding, and b/w reproductions of photographs of his art and b/w photographs of Nakayama in his studio. Contains captioned catalog of Nakayama's work with color reproductions of his work, a catalog listing of his work from 1956-1982, index, list of public collection and bibliography at rear.
Tadishi Nakayama is one of Japan's leading woodblock print artists. He has enjoyed extraordinary success throughout his career, and his incredibly intricate woodblock prints on handmade mulberry paper-some requiring as many as 19 blocks, 45 colors and 53 stages of hand printing-have been collected and greatly admired throughout the world since the early 1960s." (Publisher). Slipcase with light wear along edges, else in fine condition.
(Inventory #: 49699)