by Artist book
A collection of works by illustrator Makiko Minowa.
This collection includes works depicting scenes with cars from all over the world, old and new, from famous cars to popular cars, such as Volvo 240, Cadillac Eldorado, Nissan Pao, Datsun Fairlady, and Toyota Crown.
Makiko Minowa’s landscapes with cars from various countries and eras remind us of the many stories of people and cars. Where are they going, and where have they come back from? Some of the cars are shiny and polished, while others are battered, as if running is enough. There are men who have gained their freedom, wandering around without a fixed destination or rushing to their lover in the middle of the night on a super express, and there is a girl who watches the changing scenery of the car window with dissatisfaction, regardless of her own will.
Today, automated driving systems using AI technology are being developed for practical use, and research on flying cars is also underway. The era of cars in which we take the wheel ourselves is coming to an end. When this becomes a reality, our relationship with cars will be completely different from what it is now. It may not be long before “landscapes with cars” like the one depicted here come to make their home in our memories and stories.
ELVIS PRESS, 2020
14,8 x 21 cm, 60 pages;
Hardcover, offset print
*This item is on a pre-order basis. Pre-orders are orders made upon purchase confirmation and the artist book will be delivered after the 'Asian Artbook House' ends on 28. Aug. 2021.
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