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Color Engineering

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Comic artist Yuichi Yokoyama (born 1967) draws wordless narratives of scenarios that verge on visual abstraction. Stripped of any detail that might orient them in the past, present or future, they record the self-determined activities of machines and architectural structures in a pre- or post-human universe. With his fourth volume for PictureBox, designed and edited by the ...more
Paperback, 200 pages
Published September 22nd 2011 by PictureBox
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David Schaafsma
Mar 03, 2016 David Schaafsma rated it really liked it
Comic artist Yuichi Yokoyama draws wordless narratives of scenarios that verge on visual abstraction. Narratives? Even the narratives are stripped down to the bare minimum. Very few images of humans, no dialogue, though there is movement, and certainly color. No digital work at all. We are told that many of these images were produced in 2006 at a Tokyo gathering where people observed him making the paintings. They're in this volume then sequenced. It's abstract art, experimental.

There's a variet
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Jeff Jackson
Sep 24, 2013 Jeff Jackson rated it it was amazing
Shelves: graphic-novels
Like a bridge spanning an underwater forest that's been constructed from a hollow metal pipe which can be rolled into place so it also serves as the entrance to a secret underground tunnel, "Color Engineering" straddles the chasms that typically divide visual art monograph, manga, architectural manual, and adventure narrative.

There are shards of a simple story here - strange characters traversing even odder landscapes - that will be familiar to readers of Yokoyama's previous books. But what's d
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Kim
Aug 11, 2014 Kim rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, asia, english
Matt Seneca's review of the work is well written. http://www.tcj.com/yokoyamas-rubicon-...
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