Yuriko Takagi: Sei

By (artist)Yuriko Takagi

Hardcover | February 24, 2015

Yuriko Takagi: Sei by Yuriko Takagi
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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.
Yuriko TakagiNée à Tokyo en 1951, Yuriko Takagi a étudié le graphisme à l'université de Musashito, au Japon, et le stylisme à Trent Polytechnic, en Grande-Bretagne. Elle commence par travailler comme designer free-lance en Europe avant de réaliser ses premiers portraits photographiques lors de voyages en Asie, en Afrique, en Amérique l...
Title:Yuriko Takagi: SeiFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:64 pages, 13.5 X 9.75 X 0.68 inShipping dimensions:64 pages, 13.5 X 9.75 X 0.68 inPublished:February 24, 2015Publisher:Editions Xavier BarralLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:2365110282

ISBN - 13:9782365110280

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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