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Published by Heyday Books in Berkeley, Calif .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • In art,
  • Imprisonment,
  • Central Utah Relocation Center,
  • Biography,
  • Artists

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 145-146).

Other titlesTopaz moon
Statementedited with text by Kimi Kodani Hill ; introduction by Timothy Anglin Burgard ; foreword by Ruth Asawa
ContributionsHill, Kimi Kodani
Classifications
LC ClassificationsN6537.O22 A2 2000
The Physical Object
Paginationxviii, 147 p. :
Number of Pages147
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24763234M
ISBN 101890771260
ISBN 109781890771263
LC Control Number99089212
OCLC/WorldCa43076910

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Get this from a library! Chiura Obata's Topaz moon: art of the internment camps. [Chiura Obata; Kimi Kodani Hill] -- Presents the artist's sketches, sumi paintings, and watercolors depicting the austerity, hardship, hope, and beauty he discovered in the internment camp, and includes a . A graduate of the University of California, Berkeley and the California College of Arts and Crafts, she has served as the consultant for numerous Obata projects and exhibits. She is the editor of Shades of California: The Hidden Beauty of Ordinary Life and Topaz Moon: Chiura Obata's Art of the Internment. Mar 01,  · Buy a cheap copy of Topaz Moon: Chiura Obata's Art of the book by Ruth Asawa. Chiura Obata was one of more than , Japanese Americans forcefully relocated in from their homes and communities to the stark barracks of desert Free shipping over $/5(4). Buy Topaz Moon: Chiura Obata's Art of the Internment by Kimi Kodani Hill (Editor), Ruth Asawa (Foreword by), Timothy Anglin Burgard (Introduction by) online at Alibris. We have new and used copies available, in 1 editions - starting at $ Shop now.

Get this from a library! Topaz moon: Chiura Obata's art of the internment. [Chiura Obata; Kimi Kodani Hill] -- Presents the artist's sketches, sumi paintings, and watercolors depicting the austerity, hardship, hope, and beauty he discovered in the internment camp, and includes a collection of his interviews. Chiura Obata (小圃 千浦, Obata Chiura, November 18, – October 6, ) was a well-known Japanese-American artist and popular art teacher. He emigrated to the United States in and embarked on a seven-decade career that saw the enactment of anti-immigration laws and the mass incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II. A self-described "roughneck", Obata went Born: Zoroku Sato, November 18, , Okayama, Japan. Topaz Moon book. Read 8 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Chiura Obata was one of more than , Japanese Americans forcefully r /5. Topaz Moon brings together more than paintings and sketches from Obata's internment period, from the stables at Tanforan, California, to the barracks in Topaz, Utah. Edited by his granddaughter Kimi Kodani Hill, these images are accompanied by a text that draws heavily upon the letters of Obata and his wife, Haruko, family documents, and.

Topaz Moon is a testament to the power of art, not simply as a mechanism for creating beauty, but also as a method of documenting history. Faced with the social disruption and indignity of relocation and internment in WWII, Professor Chiura Obata of the University of California at Berkeley chose to use his considerable artistic gifts to create what amounts to a visual diary of his internment /5(2). Sep 10,  · Tanforan Art School eventually had eighty-eight class sessions per week and students from ages five to seventy-eight. According to the book Topaz Moon: Chiura Obata’s Art of the Internment written by Chiura Obata’s granddaughter Kimi Kodani Hill, the school offered class levels from elementary through high school, plus adult education. Two years later, following the end of the war, the elder Obatas returned to Berkeley, where they were able to find a home and retrieve their artwork. Chiura Obata resumed his painting and teaching, and presented a show of his wartime art at UC Berkeley in In the following years, he participated in numerous shows. Topaz Moon Chiura Obatas Art of the Internment by Kimi Kodani Hill available in Trade Paperback on cyrusofficial.com, also read synopsis and reviews. Chiura Obata, Professor of Art at the University of California, Berkeley, was one of more than Author: Kimi Kodani Hill.