- 2018 INDIES Finalist
- Finalist, Art (Adult Nonfiction)
Takashi Murakami's irreverent, pop culture–infused art has made him one of the most recognized Japanese artists today. His bright, contemporary boisterousness, however, belies his deep scholarship and engagement with traditional Japanese art. This book presents key examples of Murakami's work alongside a rich selection of Japanese masterpieces spanning several centuries and arranged according to concepts by his mentor and foil, leading art historian Nobuo Tsuji.