Beijing: China Youth Publishing House, 2003. First Edition. Quarto (31.5cm); red handmade paper boards, textured, flexible, with silver label tipped on; 104pp. Boards sunned, with some chapping to extremities; slightly detached from textblock in places; ffep has tear along bottom edge; interiors clean and sound. Overall Very Good, with Near Fine text.
Masayuki Miyata (1926-1997) was a preeminent Japanese artist in the medium of "kiri-e", or papercutting. In 1995, he was selected as the United Nations' painter of the year, a first for Japanese artists. Miyata held a great appreciation for Chinese culture (specifically papercutting) and had even worked at several Chinese art universities as a visiting professor. This Chinese-published, bilingual (Chinese/Japanese) art book showcases 41 of Miyata's papercuttings and also includes a timeline and biographical information on the artist.