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Ascending Chaos: The Art of Masami Teraoka Hardcover – 1 Dec 2006

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 248 pages
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books; 01 edition (1 Dec. 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0811850978
  • ISBN-13: 978-0811850971
  • Product Dimensions: 25.1 x 2.8 x 29 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,943,663 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

The paintings of Japanese-American artist Masami Teraoka are rich with symbolism and crosscultural pollination, and Ascending Chaos is the first major retrospective of his prolific and acclaimed work thus far. In Teraoka's paintings--which have evolved from his wry mimicry of Japanese woodblock prints to much larger and complex canvasses reminiscent of Bosch and Brueghel-the political and the personal collide in a riot of sexually frank and political tableaux. Populated by geishas and goddesses, priests and politicians, and prominent contemporary figures, these paintings are the spectacular next phase of a wildly inventive career. With essays by renowned art critics who discuss how his work inventively marries east and west, sex and religion, pop culture and current events, Ascending Chaos is a critical overview of this cultural trickster. Publication coincides with a series of major exhibitions in 2007.

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Rusty Sly
5.0 out of 5 starsIf you like Masami, an excellent presentation of his works.
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Naomi Marks
5.0 out of 5 starsEnjoy the Chaos
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5.0 out of 5 starsMasami Teraoka, a complete book with historical perspective
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