Three Directions was published on the occasion of an exhibition of the work of Tenmyouya Hisashi and Ikeda Manabu a the Chazen Museum of Art and the Garden of Unearthly Delights exhibition at the Japan Society Gallery in New York.
“Three directions” refers to the artists’ interpretations of early modern and modern Japanese art. In her short essay on the works of the artists featured in Three Directions, curator Laura J. Mueller provides insight into the influences they have received from medieval and Edo-period Japanese paintings, prints, sculpture, and garden design. The main body of the book is comprised of extended interviews with teamLab, Tenyouya Hisashi, and Ikeda Manabu, discussing the influences on their work in their own words.
Publisher: Chazen Museum of Art (2014)
Essay: Laura J. Mueller