Edo Ball THE ART OF BASKETBALL

THE ULTIMATE BASKETBALL ART BOOK


A captivating work of cultural blending unlike anything created prior, The Art of Basketball was crafted for fans of Basketball, Japan, NBA and Culture.

This series of artworks seamlessly fuses contemporary basketball imagery with Edo-period Japanese art and culture, with captivating results. Often front and center, an NBA personality is dramatically reimagined and yet recognizable, surrounded by the myriad trappings of the "floating" world.

See Hokusai's The Great Wave off Kanagawa reimagined as a court bursting apart at the floorboards and carried forward by a surge of hundreds of basketballs. A Torii gateway becomes the backstop for a basketball hoop, with a backdrop of mountains and a vast, snowy sky. Brief, accompanying text describe the thematic connections between each artworks converging themes, and explore the roles that culture, community, celebrity, and games play in our daily lives.


INSIDE THE BOOK

  • Hardbound cloth cover with debossed and inlaid artworks on the front and back.

  • 96 Pages with two paper stocks (78 Coated, 18 Uncoated).

  • 45 Individual artworks with 32 accompanying sketches.

  • Every artwork story has been completely revisited, rewritten and expanded upon, giving the reader a brief but fascinating insight to the respective artworks.

Publisher: Gingko Press, 2018
ISBN: 1584237155, 9781584237150


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