1967. Item #91019
Interior インテリア [periodical] No. 105
32.5 x 25.5cm magazine Interior インテリア with color and b+w photographic images, diagrams, inserts, fold-outs, a map, glassine and color pages and Japanese text, with some English, throughout. Decorated wrappers with a color negative exposure of an image (found on p.37) of three clowns on a bicycle on the front and a carpet ad with a large image of green carpet on the rear. This December 1967 issue is dedicated to the Montreal Expo ‘67.
A notable article on pp. 56-7 is entitled, “Works by George Kikunami From the 19th Gutai Art Exhibition” and has 1 large and 1 small color image on a glossy page and 2 b+w images and a page of text on the right. The article is by Inui Yoshiaki 乾由明 (1927 - 2017), who was an art historian and critic as well as an emeritus professor at Kyoto University and Kanazawa College of Art and emeritus director at the Museum of Ceramic Art. He edited a number of books on traditional and modern art and contributed numerous articles to art journals for forty years, from the 1960s to 1990s. The page after the Table of Contents is a yellow sheet with two pages of English languages summaries of main articles within the issue, including 3 paragraphs in English on Gutai member and painter George Kikunami 聴涛襄治 (Kikunami Gyōji 1943-2008) and his red orb-like artwork that appears in the article.
Slight wear to wrappers; interior pages in very good condition. The sophisticated graphic design of the magazine was far ahead of its Western equivalent.