88 Constellations

88 Constellations
Author: Masanao Hirayama
Publisher: New Documents
Language: English
Pages: 176
Size: 11.5 x 19 cm
Weight: 222 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 9781953441027
Availability: In stock
Price: €17.00
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88 Constellations assembles an extensive set of drawings of the modern star constellation as defined by the International Astronomical Union in 1928. Drawn in various levels of detail and astronomical specificity, Masanao Hirayama’s book documents constellations featuring 42 animals, 29 inanimate objects, and 17 humans and mythological characters from the entire celestial sphere. 88 Constellations is made as a guide book, to be taken within you into the night.

Formerly working under the name HIMAA, Masanao Hirayama is a visual and performance artist based in Tokyo, Japan. His works are filled with black lines that, despite their simplicity, stimulate our unconscious recognition of the world. Hirayama’s drawings are carefully made, using repetition to eliminate artistic intention—allowing the line to emerge, from the artist’s unconscious.