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Cambridge Plate

By Crighton, R.A. (compiled by)

Cambridge: Fitzwilliams Museum, 1975. Large softcover, profusely illustrated. 95 pages.. Pictorial Soft Cover. Near Fine/No Dj.


Pictures for the Sky: Art Kites

Osaka, Japan: Goethe Institute, 1992. Large and oversized illustrated softcover catalog. Text in English and Japanese. 424 pages with 197 full color illustrations. "Over 100 artists from twenty different countries were invited to design the kites of their imagination. Skilled Japanese artisans ensured that these objects could fly and launched them in a unique pageantry of color." Many fold out pages. Fine as new.In spring 1987 the Goethe Institute of Osaka invited internationally famous artists to create an "Art Kite". The idea was received with immense enthusiasm and one hundred artists sent paintings to Osaka where kite makers from all over Japan transformed them into airborne objects. The list of the participating artists reads like a 'who's who' in modern art. This book shows each kite, and many of them in their inaugural flight, and describes the work of the artist who created it. There is also a brief introduction to the ancient art of kiting in East Asia." Artists represented include Antoni Tapies, David Nash, Robert Rauschenberg, Frank Stella, Niki de Saint Phalle, Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Grisha Bruskin, Yukio Imamura, Panamarenko, Susumu Shingu, Paul Wunderlich plus many others. Delightfully illustrated with full-page and fold-out color photographs as well as b/w photos. An exhibition displaying the art kites has been touring major museums in Japan, Europe and America. The enthusiasm generated throughout the world by the exhibition led to this publication. Fine as New.