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Rankafu - Orchid Print Album

Shotaro Kaga was a pioneering horticulturist and businessman whose orchid collection started a craze in Japan that continues to this day. In 1946, Kaga wanted to find a way to capture the beauty of his flowers in a way that went beyond the limits of regular botanical art. For this, he turned to woodblock printing, a process that was better able to illustrate the natural state of a plant. Kaga sought out the finest artists, carvers, and printers in all of Kyoto and from this group came some of the most spectacular woodblock prints ever created. After Kaga printed copies for his friends and associates, the plates went mostly unseen for more than sixty years. While some attempts were made to republish the prints, none have matched the quality and breadth of this new publication from the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
Authors:Stephen Kirby, Toshikazu Doi

Availability: In stock

€ 39.50