Title : Topaz Moon: Chiura Obatas Art of the Internment
Format : Paperback
Pages : 168 pages
Publisher : small-houses.ru
Language : English
ISBN : 1890771260

Chiura Obata was one of than 100000 Japanese Americans forcefully relocated from their homes work and communities to the stark barracks of desert internment camps during World War II As an artist faithfully recording the world around him Obata's work from this period gives us a view into the camps that is at once honest and strikingly lyrical Topaz Moon brings together than 100 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 interviews with family and friends