Real Size – Katsuya Terada Art Book Review

Posted By yonghow on April 23rd, 2019

Real Size - Katsuya Terada Art Book Review 寺田克也原寸

Renowned Japanese illustrator Katsuya Terada is back with a new art book titled Real Size – a splendid collection of his black marker art works, many of which were created during his live drawing events. The title refers to the print size of the reproductions which are at 100% scale of the original art works, large mural pieces which are cropped and presented across several pages in the book. The complete drawings are also included, scaled down to 16% of the original size.

Any artist who has attempted a large piece of art work recognizes the challenge of getting scaled up proportions correct; yet all of Terada’s art work featured in this book were done with no rough drafts, a true testament to the amazing skill of the artist.

Real Size - Katsuya Terada Art Book Review
Real Size - Katsuya Terada Art Book Review
Real Size - Katsuya Terada Art Book Review
Real Size - Katsuya Terada Art Book Review
Real Size - Katsuya Terada Art Book Review
Real Size - Katsuya Terada Art Book Review
Real Size - Katsuya Terada Art Book Review
Real Size - Katsuya Terada Art Book Review
Real Size - Katsuya Terada Art Book Review
Real Size - Katsuya Terada Art Book Review
Real Size - Katsuya Terada Art Book Review
Real Size - Katsuya Terada Art Book Review
Real Size - Katsuya Terada Art Book Review
Real Size - Katsuya Terada Art Book Review
Real Size - Katsuya Terada Art Book Review
Real Size - Katsuya Terada Art Book Review
Real Size - Katsuya Terada Art Book Review
Real Size - Katsuya Terada Art Book Review
Real Size - Katsuya Terada Art Book Review
Real Size - Katsuya Terada Art Book Review
Real Size - Katsuya Terada Art Book Review

“Codex Binding” has been used for this book, which allows for the spine to be spread fully and allows for great appreciation of the art work.

The publisher of this art book ( PIE Books International ) has been releasing high quality titles for the past few years ( like Otomo’s Posters art book ), and this volume is no exception – Terada’s stunning marker drawings are beautifully reproduced, and each page pack a fantastic visual punch. This book gets my highest recommendations.

Note – An English language version of the book is due to be published in October, with a slightly bigger page count ( 218 pages compared to this Japanese edition’s 202 ). The price is fairly higher, and while this is purely speculation on my part I do not suspect the contents to be radically different from this version; the book is almost 100% images and contain very little text, so almost nothing is lost by way of translation.

“Real Size – Katsuya Terada 寺田克也原寸” art book details :

Dimensions – 30.2 x 18 x 2.2 cm
Hardcover ( codex binding ), 202 pages
Full Color, in Japanese ( book contains mostly images )

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5 Responses to “Real Size – Katsuya Terada Art Book Review”

Mfon

My most anticipated book
A bit confused now because of the English version
I’m not sure i can wait till October for some Terada goodness
Love this blog

Mario

Terada is simply the greatest living artist (that’s my opinion, of course).

anonymouse007

So should I wait for english version? or this one would be suffice?

yonghow

I would say go for this current version, as I mentioned in my review I don’t believe the English edition will be that much different, and it’s much pricier.

Declan

I’m sure some of these are in Archipel’s youtube video documentary on Terada, definitely on the to buy list.