Artist(s)/Author(s): J. Muzacz
Format: Book
Keywords: Japan, Drawings, J Muzacz
Edition: 1
Number of Pages: 416
Dimensions: 8.5" x 11"
ISBN: 978-0-9853127-0-1
Publisher: J. Muzacz
Date Published/Produced: 2012
Reference Number: ST.30991.Mu
Location: Stacks
Acquisition Date: 2/3/2019
Copies: 1


-An excellent hand-drawn retrospective and an amazing feat of sustained creativity. Entirely bilingual in English and Japanese. Artist and English teacher J Muzacz set out on a journey with some sketchbooks and ordinary ball pens. A test of artistic endurance, J drew an A4 (8.5in. x 11in.) piece for everyday of 2011 while living, working and traveling in Japan—A Drawing-A-Day Project for 365 days. Delving into history books for classic traditional imagery and embarking on broken bilingual conversations with locals about hidden shrines, temples and festivals, helping harvest rice, eating strange food, dissecting fashion and more, J has unearthed some real gems that many Japanese people do not even know about. Working from life and with stills captured by some of Japan’s finest photographers, depicting Hokkaido in the arctic north to Okinawa in the tropical south and everywhere in between, J has captured history, culture and current events in stark and striking black and white, reminiscent of Japan’s archetypal art style—the Hanga woodblock print. Images range from beautiful landscapes to scenes of unsettling tsunami aftermath, women wearing kimono to unfinished old faces-- always evocative and educational, insightful explanations or anecdotes on every page, laid out clearly in both English and Japanese." - addended original text 

- MD 02/03/2019

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