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Biennial of Illustrations Bratislava in Japan 2022–23:A Door to Asia Opened through Picture Books

Price:
2,500 yen (JPY)
Author(s):
Ashikaga Museum of Art, Urawa Art Museum, Chiba City Museum of Art, Niitsu Art Museum, and Higashi Osaka Citizens Art Center
Language(s):
Japanese
Size:
185 × 242 × 20 mm
Pages:
272
Binding:
softcover
Release date:
20221206
ISBN:
978-4-86152-904-7 C0071

Hot off the press—Asian picture books are all the rage! The latest Japanese and Korean picture books attracting attention overseas.

The Biennial of Illustrations Bratislava (BIB) is one of the world’s largest competitive exhibitions of picture-book illustrations, held every two years in the Slovak capital of Bratislava.

Japan has taken part ever since the competition started in 1967, with many outstanding Japanese prizewinners including Tashima Seizo, Anno Mitsumasa, Sakai Komako, Kikuchi Chiki, and mirocomachiko. This catalogue to a BIB exhibition in Japan brings together award-winning work selected for the 28th BIB in 2021, as well as original illustrations and related materials spotlighting Japan and South Korea, two centers of the vibrant picture-book scene in Asia in recent years.

Artists featured (Japan)
Shiotani Mamiko, Abe Hiroshi, Arai Maki, Arai Ryoji, Iino Kazuyoshi, Ueda Makoto, Kikuchi Chiki, Suzuki Koji, Tashima Seizo, Tajima Yukihiko, Tateno Hiroshi, Nakano Masanori, Furiya Nana, Matsumoto Taiyo, mirocomachiko
Includes a special interview with BIB 2021 prizewinning artist Mamiko Shiotani

Table of contents
Prologue. BIB and Asian Picture Books in Recent Years
Part 1. Korean Picture Books, as Seen from BIB
Special Feature 1. Korean Picture Books: From Author’s Hands to Reader’s Hands
Part 2. Japanese Picture Books, as Seen from BIB
Special Feature 2. Japanese Picture Books: From Author’s Hands to Reader’s Hands
Part 3. Introducing BIB 2021 Prizewinners

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