Anne Robinson, Karen Saxby
In 'The Art of Natori', Josie Cruz Natori invites us behind the scenes of her imagination, visually linking her sources of inspiration with her fashion and design expertise of thirty years. Original artworks created for this book are organised into categories that demonstrate what, for her, is the 'Eternal Source/Inspiration; Fantasy; Seduction; and Zen' of her life's work and experience. This book celebrates a visual and spiritual process, through the pairing of precisely chosen words and images that convey the source of Natori's philosophy. 'The Art of Natori' lets us see the ancient paintings, antique shoes, beautiful porcelain, and more that inspire Natori's east meets west ethos. By juxtaposing Natori's gorgeous original creations with the priceless Eastern objects that inspire her - many of these part of her heretofore private yet renowned art collection, 'The Art of Natori' is sure to bring out the inner artist in every aficionado of fashion, style, art and design.