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Porcelain Nude

Porcelain Nude

PUBLISHER

SUPER LABO

DATE OF ISSUE

3 NOVEMBER 2017

PRICE

JPY6,400 w/o TAX

SPEC.

64 PAGES, 39 IMAGES (MONOCHROME), BILINGUAL IN JAPANESE AND ENGLISH

SIZE

25.4 x 18.7 x 1.5 cm

ISBN

978-4-908512-08-7

Limited 1,000 copies

[PUBLISHER] SUPER LABO

[DATE OF ISSUE] 3 NOVEMBER 2017

[PRICE] JPY6,400 w/o TAX

[SPEC.] 64 PAGES, 39 IMAGES (MONOCHROME), BILINGUAL IN JAPANESE AND ENGLISH

[SIZE] 25.4 x 18.7 x 1.5 cm

[ISBN] 978-4-908512-08-7

Limited 1,000 copies

Art book containing "Porcelain Nude" series which he has released since 2015

Of all the infinite number of curves in the world, Morita considers those of a woman's body to be the most beautiful. Representing the ideal balance between softness and solidity, the female form engenders beauty precisely because of the life it teeming beneath its surface. These photographs, featuring minimalist bodies with their colors, expressions, and even the pores of their skin stripped away, raise various questions. Are they genuine bodies? Just what is "real"? For Morita, art is the creativity that is awakened by these questions.

As an interior designer, his day-to-day work involves cutting out angles of light and shadow. However, photography goes in the opposite direction, collapsing a three-dimensional object onto flat surface. He is conscious that this transformation is a capturing of the moment where minimalism becomes a rich delusion. In this realm, Morita creates space by giving depth to flat surfaces. Desire to beauty, tension to sensuality; conflicting values are brought together the instant the shutter closes. Consequently, which direction we sway falls to the things we see.

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GLAMOROUS PHILOSOPHY NO.1

GLAMOROUS PHILOSOPHY NO.1

PUBLISHER

PARCO PUBLISHING

DATE OF ISSUE

8 NOVEMBER 2013

PRICE

JPY3,600 w/o TAX

SPEC.

BILINGUAL IN JAPANESE AND ENGLISH

SIZE

27.6 x 23 x 2 cm

BOOK DESIGN

PLUG-IN GRAPHIC

[PUBLISHER] PARCO PUBLISHING

[DATE OF ISSUE] 8 NOVEMBER 2013

[PRICE] JPY3,600 w/o TAX

[SPEC.] BILINGUAL IN JAPANESE AND ENGLISH

[SIZE] 27.6 x 23 x 2 cm

[BOOK DESIGN] PLUG-IN GRAPHIC

Designer Yasumichi Morita’s monograph tracing the history of his passions from his debut

He started his carrier when he was a student and he has designed over 500 projects so far. The book features a great variety of 81 projects such as restaurants, bars, hotels, residences and offices and his wide-ranging haute couture design essences are condensed into it.
It contains full of his philosophy so well that he calls the book "mini-me".

* Projects include:
W Hong Kong, Château Restaurant Joël Robuchon, MEGU New York, Randen Arashiyama Station, Isetan Shinjuku Store main building redevelopment

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