Serizawa: Master of Japanese Textile Design
Joe Earle, Editor
Serizawa: Master of Japanese Textile Design is a tremendous catalog covering the breadth of work produced by Serizawa Keisuke. Along with 6 essays each speaking on different aspects of his work, the catalog contains over 100 detailed photographs of a variety of items produced by Serizawa. From his beautifully rendered kimonos and obis, to calendars, book covers and entrance curtains to name a few. It is no wonder the Japanese Government designated him a Living National Treasure.
As you can see throughout the catalog, Serizawa was a master of the katazome style. The stencil wax resist technique was traditionally crafted by several craftsman at each stage of development. However, Serizawa insisted on working each stage of the process himself. For a glimpse into the process of creating a katazome textile, take a look at artist Melinda Heal's video.