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    Etoile: The World of Princesses & Heroines by Macoto Takahashi

    Price : ¥4,000
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    Gentle and dignified princesses with sparkly eyes bring you into Macoto's art world

    This is the third collection of Macoto Takahashi’s artworks to celebrate his 70th anniversary as an artist in 2023. Macoto has created many works on the theme of princess heroines in different kinds of fairy tales. His works abound with flowers and animals filled with loving prayers that remind us that all life is precious and each and every creature deserves equal happiness. This is why Macoto’s fans named the artist’s unique utopian worldview “Macotopia”, a world that the artist continues to pursue even today. This book includes a selection from Macoto’s iconic large format works complete with the J/E bilingual introduction at the end of each article.
    • Size:11.7 × 8.3" / 297 × 210 mm
    • Pages:184 pp. (Full Color)
    • Binding:Softbound
    • Publisher:PIE International
    • Language:Japanese, some English
    • ISBN:978-4-7562-5698-0
    • Author:Takahashi Macoto

    For more information, please contact the distributor/bookstore who covers your country.

    *Available Worldwide from JUNE 2023 (Asia/Oceania from AUG 2022)

    【Artist Profile】

    Macoto Takahashi was born in Osaka on August 27, 1934. His first work as a manga artist, Slave Princess, was published in 1953 and showed his talent in illustration. The artist’s themes, which include ballet and princesses, along with his beautiful use of colors, have been adored by young girls and easily won him popularity. Many of Macoto’s works are centered on dress-up dolls and coloring books, and his heroines’ sparkly eyes, flowers, and ribbons have become the hallmarks of MACOTO’s Shojo, which took the world by storm. Meanwhile, his artwork is also found on a large range of items appealing to young girls: handkerchiefs, shoes, undergarments, handbags, stationery such as pencils and pencil cases, notebooks, and even bicycles.

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