Tadanori Yokoo: The Complete Drawings for Genka
by: Tadanori Yokoo
Tadanori Yokoo: The Complete Drawings for Genka / ISBN 9784336059765 / A super nice 400+ page hardcover collection, about 8.5 x 11 inches / I love that Yokoo snuck some UFO drawings into a historical novel set during the reign of Yoshimasa Ashikaga (1436-1490). This book is all images, with introductions in English and Japanese.
This book contains the 371 illustrations Yokoo drew for the novel "Genka" (Fantasy Flowers) by Jakucho Setouchi, a revered nun and famous novelist. It was serialized in a newspaper from 1974 to 1975.
Tadanori Yokoo, a graphic designer, illustrator, printmaker and painter, is one of the most successful and internationally recognized artists in Japan. With no boundaries in mind, his exhibitions held in MoMA in NY, Paris, San Paulo, Venice, and more have been highly received all over the world. He has been awarded various national and international prizes.