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Tokyo on Foot
Author: Florent Chavouet

ISBN: 9784805311370
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 26 August 2011
Country of Publication: JP
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 18.7 x 2.4
Description:
Florent Chavouet, a young graphic artist, spent six months exploring Tokyo while his girlfriend interned at a company there.

Each day he would set forth, with a pouch full of coloured pencils and a sketchpad, to visit different neighbourhoods. This stunning book records the city that he got to know during his adventures, a gritty, vibrant place, full of ordinary people going about their daily lives. Realistically rendered city views or posters of pop stars contrast with cartoon sketches of iconic objects or droll vignettes, like a housewife walking her pet pig and a Godzilla statue in a local park.

With wit, a playful sense of humour, and the coloured pencils of his kit, Florent Chavouet sets aside the question of urban ugliness or beauty and captures the Japanese essence of a great city.

About the Author

Florent Chavouet is a young graphic artist and author living in Paris. When he returned from Japan, he realised that all the observing and sketching he had done in Tokyo led to his evolution as an artist.

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