Gaudi x Takehiko Inoue Art Book Review

Posted By yonghow on December 13th, 2014

Gaudi X Inoue Art Book

Takehiko Inoue Inteprets Gaudi’s Universe
is special art exhibition commemorating Spain & Japan’s 400 years of cultural exchange. Renowned manga artist Takehiko Inoue ( Slamdunk, Vagabond ) narrates the life of esteemed architect Gaudi through his original drawings.

This is the official catalog for the exhibition, a 2 book volume ( not sold separately ) that collects Inoue’s illustrations featured in the exhibition, as well as Gaudi’s portfolio of work, including architectural sketches, models and more.

Gaudi X Inoue Art Book
Gaudi X Inoue Art Book
Gaudi X Inoue Art Book

Besides his prolific manga work, Inoue Takehiko has in recent years moved beyond the frame of a comic artist to hold independent art exhibitions, the first of which was the immensely popular and successful The LAST Manga Exhibition, documenting the life of legendary swordsman Miyamoto Musashi. The square format of this catalog is very similar to the 2 beautiful volumes printed for The LAST Manga Exhibition.

Gaudi X Inoue Art Book
Gaudi X Inoue Art Book
Gaudi X Inoue Art Book
Gaudi X Inoue Art Book
Gaudi X Inoue Art Book
Gaudi X Inoue Art Book
Gaudi X Inoue Art Book
Gaudi X Inoue Art Book

(above) Inoue-san’s challenge to make the world’s largest handmade Japanese paper.

Gaudi X Inoue Art Book
Gaudi X Inoue Art Book

(above) The 2nd volume covering Gaudi’s architectural work. Visiting Barcelona and the Sagrada is an item on my bucket list I’ve yet to strike off.

Gaudi X Inoue Art Book
Gaudi X Inoue Art Book
Gaudi X Inoue Art Book
Gaudi X Inoue Art Book

(above) The 2 volumes come houses in a cardboard slipcase.

Beautiful watercolor illustrations by Inoue-san celebrating the life and work of a legendary architect. What’s not to like ? This one gets my highest recommendations.

“Gaudi x Inoue Takehiko” art book details :

– Dimensions – 26.2 x 25.8 x 2.4 cm
– Soft cover, 264 pages, comes in 2 volumes in a cardboard slipcase.
– Color, In Japanese language

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10 Responses to “Gaudi x Takehiko Inoue Art Book Review”

DISTRAKT

This post made me pick up my pencil and draw like no tomorrow. (((wow)))

yonghow

DISTRACKT – Haha yes, his work does have that effect. :]

King Raoh

A cathedral Gaudi designed was the inspiration for the castle in the first Devil May Cry game.

yonghow

King Raoh – I had no idea. Thanks for the interesting trivia. :]

ParovStelar

I pass everyday in front of the Sagrada Familia when i go to work, and always amazes me. I’m a huge fan o Inoue and Gaudi.

yonghow

ParovStelar – You’re making me so jealous ! 😛

whitezero

After Vagabond, i thought that he couldn’t improve anymore but obviusly i was wrong. These drawings are amazing.

Hafiz

Oh so this was what’s in the slipcase when i saw it at Taka’s Kino last week. Great info. There goes my money again!

yonghow

whitezero – He’s getting better all the time !

Hafiz – Haha. At least it is money well spent. 😛

bruno – That’s a nice book too. :]