Front cover image for [Tales from the floating world]

[Tales from the floating world]

Nicholas Phillips (Artist), Ryōi Asai
"A sequence of images where the viewer floats away from the earth and its orbit to the far reaches of the universe. Starting with a view of the pyramids at Kareima (from drawings I'd done from high up on the Gebel Berkal), thence a low earth orbit view of cloud formations over the ocean, and so on passed the moon to be amongst the exploding galaxies. The images increase in size as we travel: from the single squares at the start to the doubles for space walk and moon to the final image where the view opens out across 3 side-by-side sheets. The colophon text, a quote from a 17th cent Buddhist priest [Tales of the floating world, by Asai Ryoi] says it all."--Information provided by the artist
Image, English, 1982
[Nicholas Phillips], [London], 1982
Pictorial works
9 prints : color aquatints ; each 25 x 25 cm, in box 26 x 26 cm
I. The Pharaohs
II. The Pacific
III. Over Esperance [two prints]
IV. La lune [two prints]
V. The dolphin [three prints]
"Tales from the floating world. Portfolio of 5 images, color aquatints printed borderless over 9 sheets, 26 x 26 each. Slip case and silk end boards with letterpress titles & colophon ... Only copies up to XIX made. 1982."--Information provided by the artist