Garden

by Yokoyama, Yuichi.

Format: Print Book 2011
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
Available (1)
Location Collection Call #
Penn Hills Library Youth Y 741.59 YOK
Location  Penn Hills Library
 
Collection  Youth
 
Call Number  Y 741.59 YOK
 
 
Summary
A group of friends is attempting to enter a garden just beyond a wall. When they succeed, the garden they finally enter is no Eden, but rather a massive landscape of machines, geometric forms and all manner of non-organic objects. In Japanese comic-book artist Yuichi Yokoyama's newest and longest work of graphic magic, his characters become enmeshed in a fantastic wonderland of distorted mirrors, photographic equipment, massive libraries and complex pathways.
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "When a group of friends decides to enter a garden through a break in an enclosing fence, they find themselves in a world never before imagined. Instead of wandering through a natural landscape, they are in the midst of a fusion of the natural and mechanical, including rivers of slowly moving balls, buildings of finely cut paper, and mountains made of seed bags. As the characters move from one part of the garden to the next, their dialogue is exclusively devoted either to describing matter-of-factly what they see or asking questions about it, questions that are often delightfully unanswered. If this seems bizarre it certainly is, but it is also strangely beautiful and illuminating. Yokoyama (Travel; New Engineering) creates a visual landscape that is so imaginative and so dynamic that it sometimes looks as if Picasso and Dali are having an intellectual argument about the limits of manga as an art form. Ultimately, the narrative is a celebration of the natural world through the observation of its forces at work, rather than a critique of our fascination with technology, though some will no doubt read it this way. A stunning, mind-expanding achievement of graphic storytelling. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Gardens -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Voyages and travels -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Surrealism -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Fantasy comic books, strips, etc.
Comic books, strips, etc.
Graphic novels.
Publisher Brooklyn, NY :PictureBox,2011
Edition 1st ed.
Other Titles Niwa.
Contributors Nettleton, Taro.
Holmberg, Ryan.
Language English
Notes Manga.
Title from colophon.
Manga format, reads from back to front, right to left.
Description 319 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
ISBN 9780982632710 (pbk.)
0982632711 (pbk.)
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