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Publisher Note

Born in Kobe, artist Masanao Hirayama creates works that are disarmingly simple, with childlike lines and abstractly sketched forms. “Mountain Quiz” comprises a series of untitled drawings of notable mountains. The only clue he gives as to their identity is the elevation. From famous peaks like Everest, Kilimanjaro, Fuji, and the Matterhorn, to volcanoes such as Mauna Kea, Mount St. Helens, Vesuvius, and Krakatau, and a long list of lesser-known mountains, Hirayama diligently draws the most recognisable features of each landmark. He even includes a wild card, which turns out to be the tallest planetary mountain in the solar system. A paperboard insert lists the answers.

Artists’ Book

Mountain Quiz

— 2954 m

by Masanao Hirayama

Release Place Zurich, Switzerland
Edition 1st edition
Release Date 2018
Printrun 200
ISBN-13: 978-3-906213-22-4
Inscription numbered
Original Price 15.00 Euro
Subform Zine
Topics Mountains
Methods Drawing
Dimensions 25.5 × 19.5 cm
Pages 64
Technique Offset

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