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Mariko Mori: Dream Temple [Hardcover]

By Mariko Mori (Author)
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Introduction by Miuccia Prada. Interviews by Germano Celant and Shin'Ichi Nakazawa.

This beautifully designed book presents Mariko Mori's Dream Temple project, a full-scale temple inspired by Yumendono, an Eighth century Buddhist temple in Japan. Beginning with her pencil, ink, and watercolor drawings of cellular activity and interplanetary relationships, and continuing with architectural drawings, digital images, and video stills, Mori's vision of a contemporary meditative space is a mesmerizing journey into the micro and macrocosmic forces of creation. The finished temple, built out of dichroic glass, an ever-changing, iridescent surface, serves as a metaphor for both the body and consciousness. The high production quality and graphic design of this book harmonizes with Mori's project as well, and uses transparent vellum and fine papers to present her drawings, informal notes, Buddhist inspired thoughts written calligraphically in Japanese characters, and storyboard plans for how different components of the temple would come together. The end of the book contains a conversation between Japanese artist and professor Shin'ichi Nakazawa and Mariko Mori, an interview by Germano Celant, an artist bio, and a bibliography.

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Format: Illustrated
Studio: Fondazione Prada
Pages   250
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 12.38" Width: 9.54" Height: 1.23"
Weight:   4.05 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   May 15, 2000
Publisher   Fondazione Prada
ISBN  8887029113  
ISBN13  9788887029116  

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More About Mariko Mori

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Mariko Mori was born in 1967 in Tokyo. She graduated with a degree in Fashion Design at the Bunka Fashion College, Tokyo, in 1988. That year, she moved to the UK, where she studied at the Byam Shaw School of Art and Chelsea College of Art, London. In 1992 Mori participated in the independent study program at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. She now lives and works in Tokyo and New York City.

Mariko Mori was born in 1967.

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Documents an artwork in the best Japanese tradition  Sep 26, 2000
I first saw the work of Mariko Mori in the Museum of photography in Tokyo in 1998. Mori tends to use her own image a lot in the manner of Cindy Sherman. The Dream Temple, however, is not self-referential but, instead, points back to Japanese history.

Mori doesn't build her art herself but designs and supervises. This is similar to the way the wonderful Japanese woodblock prints were produced with the artist executing the design and specialists carving and printing the works.

The book is the documentation of her preliminary designs and drawings and then proceeds to show computer simulations and finally the finished artwork itself.

This is a very finely produced book. The reproductions of the pencil drawings, for example, look so much like real pencil works that you expect them to smudge. Even the feel of the paper makes the experience of looking at the book a very tactile one.

My only criticism of the book is that there is no explanation about the final status of the temple itself. Did it only exist during the exhibition? Will it be permanently on display somewhere?

And, of course, it is an expensive book but one who's value is there.


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