Bowden, Sandra, Hesselink, I. John, Fujimura, Makoto
Title: Beauty Given by Grace: The Biblical Prints of Sadao Watanabe
Binding: Paper Back
Book Condition: New
Publisher: Square Halo Books October 2012
0978509757 / 9780978509750
Seller ID: 136483
This book, and the exhibition it was written for, bring to light the extraordinary visual legacy of this remarkable twentieth-century Japanese artist on the eve of the centenary of his birth in 2013. Even though Watanabe's art can be found in the most important museums in the world, he always desired to have his work displayed where it could be seen and enjoyed by ordinary people. It is hoped that Beauty Given by Grace will introduce many new communities to the luminous biblical prints of this dedicated and gifted Japanese Christian artist.
Lavishly illustrated, half of the book features full page reproductions of the works found in the traveling exhibit along with the passages from the Bible which inspired their creation. The rest of the book contains other works by Sadao Watanabe not in the show along with essays by Sandra Bowden, I. John Hesselink (his interpreter), Makoto Fujimura, and John A. Kohan.