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The opulently illustrated volume "Tattoo in Japan" is an impressive book about the high art of tattooing in Japan. Not solely for fans of tattoos, it's equally appealing for people who are interested in Japanese culture and art. This book will likewise delight graphic artists, fashion designers and visual artists. Large Format 24.5 x 31.5 cm, 336 pages, more than 250 photographs, hardcover thread bound with silver embossing. Texts in German and English.
What Journalists Say about “Tattoo in Japan”
5 Star Review for "Tattoo in Japan" at amazon.com.
This book is by far the best book I have ever looked at on the topic. It might be a little pricey but its so worth it. I have many books on Japanese tattooing and this one blows them all out of the water. Do not hesitate to buy. When I got this book in the mail I was so surprised, it is huge, heavy and beautiful. This is a must have for anyone interested in Japanese tattooing. (customer review of "Jamie Wattum")
This is a photographic masterpiece that explores the vanishing art of Kalinga tribal tattooing in the remote mountains of the northern Philippines. Combining the visionary talents of numerous international photographers and the words and stories of nearly fifty Kalinga elders, Kalinga Tattoo is the first book to tell the story of this incredibly rich tradition of indigenous body art that is believed to be 1,000 years old. Here’s a rare trove of tattoo motifs, variations and interpretations which can reveal new perspectives for every interested tattooist. Large Format 24.5 x 31.5 cm, 424 pages, 334 photographs in full color, Hardcover thread-bound title with gold embossing. Texts in German and English.
Tradition and Modern Styles
"Chinese Tattoo Art” is the world’s first comprehensive documentation of the art of tattooing in China and Taiwan. Its fascinating images exemplify the artful diversity of Chinese tattooing and its common motifs, which are largely inspired by ancient myths and legends. The meanings behind many of these motifs are explored in an illustrated chapter that delves into their symbolism, history and mythology. Chinese tattoo artists have outstandingly developed their own unique style and expression. Many of the tattooists presented in the book are also gifted draftsmen: their dynamic sketches of dragons, tigers, lotus blossoms, serpents, demons and so much more are inspiring.
The Chinese culture favors bright, vibrant, cheerful colors. This is also reflected in the masterful artworks by these tattooists. The preference for particular colors in China gives these creations their own special appeal. But Oriental tattooists are also masters of the “black and grey” style, which is often used in China, as it is in the West, for sinister visions of horror motifs as well as portraits. “Chinese Tattoo Art” is a weighty volume offering a grand overview and profound insight into tattooing in China and Taiwan, enabling professional tattooists around the world to expand their knowledge and spectrums of motifs, and inspiring future tattoos of collectors.
Authors: Fino Huang and Roxanne Yang
Large format 24.5 x 31.5 cm
496 pages, texts in English, German, French, Chinese
More than 435 photographs printed in full color
Hard cover thread-bound
Life and death are the themes which have always exerted an incredible fascination on human beings. The trilogy entitled “Conserving” — which includes “Conserving Fish,” “Conserving Animals” and “Conserving Humans” — is a sensitive confrontation with a part of our life that is frequently repressed or tabooed.
Daniel and Geo Fuchs pursue exiting new paths in this photographic work. Their virtuosic use of lighting enables them to breathe new life into specimens, some of which have been conserved in alcohol or formaldehyde for as much as 300 years.
The appeal of their photographs derives from the breathtaking beauty of the colors and structures and from a magical expressiveness which invites the viewer to enter hitherto unknown worlds. The images, which recall the enigmatic paintings of Hieronymus Bosch, simultaneously become icons and venerable, reverential objects.
For the first time ever, these artistic photographs depict specimens from natural history museums and anatomical collections, many of which have never before been on public display. Daniel and Geo Fuchs rank among the newly discovered stars in the world of contemporary photography. In recent years, they have won international accolades for their projects and exhibitions. The photos in their “Conserving” trilogy are scheduled to be shown at numerous international exhibitions.
The book of photographs entitled “Conserving” was printed in uniquely high quality, using the new, six-color “hexachrome” colorprinting process. The photos are especially impressive thanks to the unprecedented brillance of the colors and the extreme depth of field, which conveys a startingly three-dimensional impression. Aesthetic design and top-quality craftsmanship make this largeformat art-photo volume into a visual masterpiece. In “Conserving,” the internationally famed photographers Daniel and Geo Fuchs have successfully translated a fascinating theme into a major document in the field of contemporary photography.
Dimensions 24,5 x 31,5 cm, 240 pages, 180 color photographs printed in six-color (hexachrome) process,hardcover, thread bound, six-color dust jacket.