Tokolo Patterns 2001-2021
Asao Tokolo grew up studying architecture, but today engages in a practice that traverses boundaries between the various fields of art, architecture, and design. In particular, he devotes much of his time to creating emblems and patterns based on simple geometry that can be reproduced using a compass and ruler. Much of this body of work can be found in this book, which gathers two decades of Tokolo’s prolific creative practice. Applying basic rules and structures, he has generated overwhelming diversity and variation, from simple to highly complex, in an extension of the most fundamental and ancient human expression, the urge to depict repetition through patterns.
|320 p, ills colour, 15 x 15 cm, hb, Japanese/English|