Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

渡辺禎雄聖書版画集 Biblical Prints by Sadao Watanabe [SIGNED & WITH CHOP]

東京 (Tokyo): 新教出版社 Shinkyo Shuppansha (Protestant Publishing Co., Ltd.)/ Endowment for Biblical Research, 1986. First edition. Hardcover. Signature and chop underneath Watanabe's portrait. Folio. 141pp. [1]. Publisher's cardboard box, with illustrated color label pasted down. Mustard cloth boards, with debossed brown lettering on the front cover and spine, housed in a red cloth portfolio with printed paper label.

The book contains 48 high quality color offset reproductions of stencil prints (Katazome) by Sadao Watanabe, inspired by biblical stories. The artist used both kozo paper (from mulberry tree) and momigami (kneaded paper) in his pints. The momigami paper being crumpled by hand, squeezed and wrinkled to give a rough-hewn quality. Watanabe, a Japanese Christian, was a student of the famous textile designer Serizawa Keisuke, and was associated with Mingei folk arts movement. Included are a table of contents, index of plates and biographical text by theologian and professor Masao Takenaka. All sections with text in both Japanese and English. Original descriptive price slip laid in. Box with lvery light foxing, colors fof print ine. Box in gvery good, portfolio, binding and interior in near fine condition. good- to near fine. Item #47324

Price: $675.00

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