atlanta 1945 + 50
Commissioned as one of five contemporary world artists selected for the Cultural Olympiad Artist book project for the 1996 Atlanta Olympic games:
Ohtake`s richly-imaged ATlanta 1945 + 50 is a document that travels from the visual rhythm and density of a Tokyo street to a direct and intense scrutiny of Atlanta`s cultural encrustation. Endless Japanese and American ephemera are juxtaposed, overlapped and manipulated to create complex crosscultural visions-the printing of this artist`s book involved as a many as 150 runs on the press. Each copy is unique: the printing incorporated paper from a variety of sources including Atlanta billboards and throwaway sheets from previous printings in Japan.
|Shinro Ohtake at a slide show at Nexus Press in Atlanta.|
208 pages each 14 by 21.6 cm (5.5 by 8.5 inches)
Four-color printed with flourescent inks substituted for process color. Printed on numerous papers including transparent stock, previously printed billboard images, discarded paper 26 individually-glued facsimiles of vintage photographs. Case bound.
32 pages, each 5.1 by 7 cm (2 by 2.75 inches)
Four-color offset, fluorescent colors. Self-cover. Hand sewn and attached to large book with blue cording.
Limited Edition of 1500
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