The Art of Karate - Shihan Tak KubotaPeebles Press, 1977, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good - in Good DJ. DJ edgeworn with several small nicks and tears, some closed, some open. Bruised at the tail of the spine.
Illustrated with B&W photographs. From the introduction: “This is a picture book-a photographic perception of the beauty, the grace, the commitment, the spirit of karate. It is intended to portray a side of karate that is rarely seen, an aspect –removed from the “scream-at-everybody, kill-everything” image so readily displayed in motion pictures and television and different from the approach found in static how-to-do-it defense technique booklets which are heavily laden with diagrams and verbiage. This book is for the purist and can hopefully be likened to a photo essay on ballet in that the camera lens was utilized in the same manner-to freeze the moment of meaningful movement, to show how each single motion not only plays a part in a total progression, but has a special, and often spiritual, meaning and beauty all its own.”
Illustrator: Mark Miller (Photos.)
Size: 11" x 8¾"
Number of Pages: 221
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