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Yuriko Takagi: Sei
Yuriko Takagi: Sei
EDITIONS XAVIER BARRAL

Hbk, 9.75 x 13.5 in. / 64 pgs / 28 bw. | 2/24/2015 | Not available
$85.00



Yuriko Takagi: SeiYuriko Takagi: Sei

Published by Editions Xavier Barral.

This lusciously produced volume examines the multiple meanings deriving from a single word, also exploring how seemingly similar images can be perceived so differently as a result of our personal associations. ‘Sei’ is a Japanese word which, although always pronounced the same, can be represented by no less than 28 kanji characters with a diverse host of meanings: star, voice, blue, sex, energy, death, betrayal, peace of mind, purity. Here, the photographer Yuriko Takagi opens up this semantic cacophony, in depictions of 28 flower buds, each of which is associated with a separate kanji character. Streaked, folded petals, downy pistils, silken stamens, woolly aigrettes: are these flowers, sexual organs, bits of creased taffeta, or puffed-up tissue paper? Takagi’s images are as polymorphic as the kanji that inspired them.

PUBLISHER
Editions Xavier Barral

BOOK FORMAT
Hardcover, 9.75 x 13.5 in. / 64 pgs / 28 bw.

PUBLISHING STATUS
Pub Date
Out of print

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D.A.P. Exclusive
Catalog: FALL 2013 p. 97   

PRODUCT DETAILS
ISBN 9782365110280 TRADE
List Price: $85.00 CDN $112.50

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STATUS: Out of print | 00/00/00

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