Shinro Ohtake Naoshima Bath (i Love You)
Seigensha Art Publishing | ISBN 9784861522611
Paperback – 78 pages
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A leading light of contemporary Japanese art, one of Ohtake’s most successful and endearing installations is his design for a public bathhouse in Naoshima, offering traditional ‘Yu’ hot baths. Ohtake’s art and ephemera covers the building, while entrance fees are low to encourage its use. Bathers step into Ohtake’s bright fantasy world, where giant model elephants walk mezzanine floors, the tiling is a nightmare version of Delftware, and stained glass windows light tranquil corners. This book takes the form of a concertina of vivid cards, packed with images of the bathhouse and its influences from popular culture.