Those who have been following Riveted for a while,are certainly familiar with the fact that sometimes ,i love to stray away from the vintage clothing related posts and venture to other my other passion : vintage illustrated books.
So today ,after "Manhattan island" illustrated by C&J Ross ,comes "Boston Impressions " profusely illustrated by Naoko Matsubara .
Matsubara was born in 1937 The daughter of a Shintô priest.she graduated at the Design department of Kyoto University of Applied Arts in 1960. After her graduation she met the famous Japanese artist Munakata Shikô and became deeply influenced by him.
Since 1961 she has mainly lived outside Japan, where she both studied and taught at the Pratt Graphic Art Center in New York from 65 to 66. Her position in the history of Japanese woodblock prints was recognized in the exhibition Mokuhan: woodcuts by Munakata and Matsubara at the Art Gallery of Great Victoria in 1976. At the moment she lives in Ontario, Canada.