Génévrier-Tausti, Terhi. YVES KLEIN: Japan. 292 pages, including 100 color and 80 b&w plates. 4to, cloth. Paris, Dilecta, 2021.
Yves Klein (1928-62) first traveled to Japan as a young man in 1952, motivated primarily by his interest in judo. During his 15 months abroad, Klein had numerous important creative and philosophical revelations that culminated in the launch of his artistic career upon his return to Paris.Prepared in collaboration with the Yves Klein Archives, this volume details Klein's relationship with Japan through nearly 150 archival documents, photographs and letters, inviting the reader on his journey from martial arts to fine art at the very beginning of his career.
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