Yoichi Ohira: A Phenomenon in Glass

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Yoichi Ohira is a Japanese glass artist who has been living and working in Venice for more than twenty-five years. After years of work combining the deep aesthetic tradition of Japan with the centuries-old techniques of Venetian glass-making, he burst onto the international scene with two highly successful gallery shows and is now regarded as one of the premier glass artists working today. His work is in the collection of major museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the American Craft Museum, and ...
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Overview

Yoichi Ohira is a Japanese glass artist who has been living and working in Venice for more than twenty-five years. After years of work combining the deep aesthetic tradition of Japan with the centuries-old techniques of Venetian glass-making, he burst onto the international scene with two highly successful gallery shows and is now regarded as one of the premier glass artists working today. His work is in the collection of major museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the American Craft Museum, and he has been exhibited alongside works by Dale Chihuly, Lino Tagliapietra, Carlo Scarpa, Alvar Aalto, and others. This deluxe edition accompanies an exhibit of Ohira's work in the fall of 2002. It includes more than 300 works, 100 of them new. All of the works are reproduced in high-quality prints that vividly illustrate the color and luminosity of his art. Essays by Attilia Dorigato, Jean Luc OliviƩ, Susanne K. Franz, William Warmus, and Rosa Barovier Mentasti accompany the plates.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780972310802
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Publication date: 4/2/2003
  • Pages: 396
  • Product dimensions: 10.04 (w) x 10.04 (h) x 1.43 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface 6
Acknowledgments 10
A Conversation between Yoichi Ohira and Barry Friedman 12
Yoichi Ohira, 1996-2002 34
Yoichi Ohira's Better Beauty 42
Dal Dettaglio all'Opera e Viceversa 50
The Interior Journeys of a Japanese Artist from Venice 56
Yoichi Ohira: The Perfect Tradition 62
Plates: Collezione (Series)
Pastello (Pastel) 71
Pasta Vitrea (Opaque) 81
Opacita e Traparenza (Opacity and Transparency) 139
Laguna (Lagoon) 165
Metamorfosi (Metamorphosis) 201
Gioco del Fuoco (Fire Play) 237
Polvere (Powder) 249
Metamorfosi Orientale (Oriental Metamorphosis) 327
Omaggio a Venezia (Homage to Venice) 343
The Murano Quartet
Interview with Maestro Livio Serena (Master Glassblower) 353
Interview with Maestro Giacomo Barbini (Master Glasscarver) 357
Biography of Renzo Ferro 361
Biography of Yoichi Ohira 363
Selected Bibliography of Yoichi Ohira 367
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