Obata's Yosemite: The Art and Letters from Chiura Obata From His Trip to the High Sierra in 1927
Woodblock prints by Chiura Obata, with essays by Janice Tolhurst Driesbach and Susan Landauer
Chiura Obata, a gifted Japanese-born artist from California, made his first trip to Yosemite in 1927. The trip left a lasting impression in a remarkable collection of sketches, postcards, and letters. This volume includes 80 full-color reproductions of Obata's pencil sketches, watercolor paintings, and day-by-day narratives woven through his correspondences. Named one of the "Best Fifty Books of 1993" by the American Institute of Graphic Arts, the book is a unique and beautiful presentation of personal artistic experience.
With 85 color illustrations. Paperback: 156 pp