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The figures and mythical creatures portrayed in Michael Birch’s carvings range from sensuous, voluptuous figures through abstractions of animals and geometric forms to his very personal interpretations of Japanese myths and legends. Sometimes amusing – sometimes alarming, but always superbly realised artistic pieces carved from some of the most challenging, resilient natural materials available.
This monograph on artist Michael Birch presents the widest range of his work available in one volume. The book gives an overall survey of a multi-talented creative artist, taking an unusual approach to illuminate the motivation behind the design and carving of netsuke. Extensive use is made of the artist’s comments and letters to collectors as well as quotations from fellow artists, major collectors and connoisseurs.
Over 150 pieces have been specially photographed for this book to show in intricate detail the subtlety of carving as well as the inspired uses of a wide range of rare and beautiful natural materials.
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All text and images © ARBONLAMBERT 2013
The Art and Life of Michael Birch
Birch, J. K. L.
ISBN 978-1-872900-25-4

LIMITED EDITION, ILLUSTRATED WITH OVER 300 COLOUR IMAGES
252 page hardback book. 300 x 290mm page size, clothbound and embossed
with French fold laminated dust jacket.
Printed on 140gsm matt Japanese Art Paper. London 2013.


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