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artists' books; food; screen prints; screen printing; marine (of the ocean)


1 volume : chiefly color illustrations "Written, illustrated, screen-printed, and hand-bound by Asuka Ohsawa in New York, NY, in 2019"--Colophon. "The end sheets were printed by Sun Night Editions in Oakland, CA"--Colophon. "Gone Fishin' began as ... [an] experiment to incorporate the panoramic landscape format of Japanese emaki (narrative hand scroll paintings from the 12th century) into a codex form. During the five month process of drawing and printing, however, the book morphed into a hybrid form that is part emaki, part comics, and part typographic adventure."--colophon. "Screenprinted on Rives Heavyweight paper ... Drum-leaf bound with a drop-spine cover. Edition of 20"--Artist's website. "This book project was inspired by one of my favorite works of art of all time entitled 'Kidai Shoran', an early 19th-century Japanese emaki (scroll painting) by an unknown artist. The scroll depicts a panoramic view of the busy Nihonbashi main street lined with shops and a crowd of consumers and city dwellers. My original idea was to simply incorporate the panoramic landscape format of Japanese emaki into a codex form."--Artist's website. Color illustrated endpapers and title page, in black and light blue. Cloth binding, dark blue spine, light blue on cover boards, illustration in gold on front cover. Library has copy no. 10, signed in pencil by the artist.

RISD Fleet Library Catalog Record


New York, NY : [Asuka Ohsawa], 2019.


©New York, NY : [Asuka Ohsawa], 2019.

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illustration (process); screen prints; screen printing; book cloth (textile material); hand binding


24 cm

Gone Fishin'



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