Bonsai – Microcosms Macrocosms by Masao Yamamoto. First edition (2019). First impression slipcased paperback in new condition. No markings. This is a new book. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
About Bonsai – Microcosms Macrocosms by Masao Yamamoto
Bonsai, an essential Japanese object, embody several contradictions. They are natural objects forced into artificial shapes. As well as this, they obey the will of their owner yet decide their growth freely. They often take years to cultivate yet requiring daily attention. Masao Yamamoto captures the beauty of the bonsai through fascinating sepia images. He treats each of the trees in his photos with care and respect. His photographs utilize different backgrounds, as well as techniques and styles. He aims to accentuate their dual presence as artificial objects and fragments of nature.
About Masao Yamamoto
Yamamoto was born (1957-present) in Aichi, Japan and was initially interested in pursuing painting. So he studied oil painting, under Goro Saito. Even though Yamamoto shifted into photography in 1980, his painting background is still apparent in his works’ painterly look. For example, he incorporates blurs. He also experiments with printing surfaces. Also, his subjects vary wildly. They range from the Japanese countryside to nude female bodies. Many liken Yamamoto’s art to haikus, due to his mastery of brevity and focus on everyday details. His photography and prints are on display at museums like the J.P. Morgan Chase Art Collection as well as many other private and public collections.
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