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Noda Tetsuya’s Diary of Contemporary Japanese Prints

A detailed look into the life and work of Japanese printmaker Noda Tetsuya.

Influenced by his upbringing in post-war Japan and the ideological, social, economic, and artistic transformations of the era, Noda Tetsuya started to build a diary of prints in the 1960s, recording his daily life and mastering the challenge of documenting the reality around him in both a true and artistic fashion. Noda Tetsuya’s Diary of Contemporary Japanese Prints offers unparalleled insight into the artist’s hand skills and color palette, as well as his intense feelings and trademark humility. Few printmakers are quite as exploratory in terms of their technique and so precise in their choice of depicted subjects. Kuldip K. Singh documents—in true diary fashion—the events that have shaped Tetsuya’s personal life. This book represents the long-accumulated knowledge of a well-practiced art form by one of Japan’s best-established artists; it also signifies the collective experience of his generation and the societal change witnessed over the last several decades.

136 pages | illustrated in color throughout | 9 x 11

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