From kimonos to manga, this sketchbook offers a refreshing look at Japan in charming watercolours depicting temples in Kyoto and the striking modernist architecture of Tokyo, women in elaborate traditional kimonos and girls in eccentric pop culture fashions.
This is Japan today, rendered by a watercolorist's eye in vibrant yet soothing poetry of colour.
My Japanese Sketchbook is a highly personal account of a country that exerts great fascination in the West. Fontaine's fresh text and contemporary sketches capture the essence of this land of contrasts and contradictions perfectly.
About the Artist
Cloe Fontaine is a talented young architect. In her travels that have taken her across the globe, she has compiled sketchbooks of her impressions. She has published seven books in her native France, and recently worked with UNESCO. She is a regular contributor to Figaro Maison. An exhibition of her illustrations was held in Paris' Grand Arch.
|Architectures / Archi-textures||p. 10|
|Customs / Costumes||p. 44|
|Scenery / Sagacity||p. 76|
|Modernity / Modern Cities||p. 108|
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Series: Sketchbooks Ser.
Number Of Pages: 136
Published: 26th May 2004
Dimensions (cm): 20.98 x 27.584 x 2.057
Weight (kg): 0.798