Kawai Kanjiro - The Kawakatsu Collection In The National Museum Of Modern Art Kyoto


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  • Publisher Mitsumura Suiko Shoin
    ISBN 9784838105847

    Kawai Kanjiro (1890–1966) was one of Japan’s preeminent modern potters and a key figure in ‘mingei’ (Japanese folk art) and studio pottery movements. The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, is home to a group of his works, totalling some 425 items, that were originally part of the Kawakatsu Collection. In terms of both quality and quantity, these now form the consummate public collection of Kawai’s ceramics. Published on the occasion of an exhibition of roughly 250 cherished pieces from the Kawakatsu Collection, this book offers an encyclopaedic introduction to the ceramist’s life and work, conveying the entire scope of his masterful oeuvre with beautiful photography and colour.


    368 p, ills colour & bw, 19 x 21 cm, pb, Japanese/English captions