Remembering Japanese Numbers

By: Seiko Tachibana (b. 1964)

Price: $500.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Collectible: Very Good


8vo-sized Accordion-Fold. 8 x 5 3/8 inches. [22] pp. 10 color silk-screen prints; text clean, unmarked. The text is printed on a continuous strip of Japanese paper and attached inside the rear cover of the binding which is covered in checkered Japanese paper, green end-papers, small window in the front cover reveals the word "numbers" on the title page printed on couched-on green paper pulp, the whole is laid in a clam-shell box with red edges and another, slightly larger window in the front cover so that the word "numbers" on the title page is visible when the book is enclosed and the box is closed; binding square and tight, foot of the spine worn at the hinge of the box, shelf wear. BC220-001. Very Good. LIMITED EDITION of 20 copies, this is copy number 16, SIGNED, dated, and numbered by the artist on the colophon. The colophon reads: "This book was designed and printed on a handmade Japanese paper, of eleven silkscreen prints by Seiko Tachibana at SFAI printmaking studio, in April, 1994. The Japanese characters are handwritten by the artist. The English words are typewritten. This proof was bound by the artist." This book is a humorous exploration of phonetic pronunciations, exploring Japanese numbers as a reference point - numbers one and two are rendered as "Itchy" "Knee". The hand illustrated numbers are opposed in each opening to a separate print created by the artist in various colors. Seiko Tachibana was born in Osaka, Japan in 1964. She completed her MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1995. She currently lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her graphic work is distinguished by poetic imagery that balances Asian traditions with minimalist modernity. Her work is collected in the Los Angeles County Museum, the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts at the California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, and the Portland Art Museum.

Title: Remembering Japanese Numbers

Author Name: Seiko Tachibana (b. 1964)

Illustrator: Seiko Tachibana

Categories: Artist's Book,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: San Francisco, CA, SFAI Printmaking Studio: 1994

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Collectible: Very Good

Type: Hardcover

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: BC220-001

Keywords: Seiko Tachibana, Remembering Japanese Numbers, Artist Book, Accordion Fold