This publication is the first monograph on the Japanese-born, constructive-concrete artist Shizuko Yoshikawa. Her work combines the rational concepts of European modern art with the poetry and ease of the intuitional Japanese Zen tradition. As a member of the second generation of constructive-concrete art, she takes a special position due to her Japanese origins and education.
Shizuko Yoshikawa, born 1934 in Japan and living in Switzerland, was one of the first and few Japanese students at the Ulm Hochschule für Gestaltung known as the postwar “Bauhaus.” She later married the renowned designer Josef Müller-Brockmann (1914–1996), a pioneer of Swiss graphic design.
This book, initiated by the Shizuko Yoshikawa and Josef Müller-Brockmann Foundation, contains a major essay by art historian Gabrielle Schaad and a contribution by Prof. Midori Yoshimoto, highlighting the life of the artist and interpreting her oeuvre in the Japanese context. Inspired by this publication, an exhibition will take place in Tokyo and Zurich in 2018.
Available in the US from end of September
Author(s): Gabrielle Schaad
Edited by Lars Müller
With an essay by Midori Yoshimoto
Design: Integral Lars Müller