Note : This is NOT an art book.
The Haunted Tower (幽霊塔) is a Japanese novel by Edogawa Ranpo, adapted from the 1898 novel A Woman in Grey by A.M. Williamson. Miyazaki Hayao read the novel when he was in middle school and it left him with deep impressions, and he used some of the ideas from the novel in his first anime film Lupin the Third : The Castle of Cagliostro, in 1979.
This book is the novel by Edogawa and it features accompanying illustrations by Miyazaki-san, some of which are on display at the exhibition of the same name at the Ghibli Museum, on until May 2016.
Now that Ghibli Studios is no longer making animated films and Miyazaki-san is officially retired, any new work by him is always highly welcomed. All the illustrations that are found in the book is reproduced in the images above, which isn’t a lot, but folks who love his illustrations will still find it of interest.
The Haunted Tower exhibition will be on till 2016 May – official website here.
– Dimensions – 21.2 x 15.6 x 2.6 cm
– Hardcover, 320 pages
– in Japanese language
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