PAINTINGS OF PAINTING by Teppei Takeda
日本人アーティスト、武田鉄平の初作品集。作者は、極めて抽象的でありながら、同時に現在を感じさせる肖像画を描く作家である。「絵画のための絵画を描く」をテーマに、シリーズ「Painting of Painting」を制作。本作品集は、シリーズのうち30点の絵画を1冊にまとめたものであり、「MAHO KUBOTA GALLERY」（東京）で開催された個展に伴い刊行された。デザインはファビアン・バロンが担当し、作者の制作プロセスを踏まえ、作品をよりリアルに体験できるよう、表紙を原寸の絵と同サイズ（910 x 727 mm）のポスターで包んでいる。
Teppei Takeda is a painter whose abstract approach to painting have recently attracted a lot of attention in the art community. Totally unknown to this day, his series Paintings of Painting have been praised in Japan and overseas. Teppei Takeda was born in 1978 in Yamagata City, Yamagata Prefecture. After graduating from Musashino Art University, Teppei Takeda worked at Makoto Saito Design Office, led by well-known art director Makoto Saito. Teppei Takeda went back to Yamagata to set up his atelier in 2005 and devoted his time to painting, for more than 10 years since then. This was when he began this series of abstract portraits called “Painting of Painting.” They depict beauty that can only be shown in painting. The design of this book is by Fabien Baron. Called "the most sought-after creative director in the world" by Vanity Fair, Fabien Baron has worked on fashion campaigns for Calvin Klein, Dior, Zara, just to name a few. He was also the creative director of Interview magazine, Vogue, and Harper’s Bazaar. A common pursuit of perfectionism brings their respective aesthetics in this book. Based on Takeda’s artistic process, the cover features a special design that is wrapped in a full-size poster - offering a realistic experience of the painting. The text is in Japanese and English.