Katan Amano's dolls are at once elegantly beautiful and hauntingly disturbing. The Japanese sculptor has taken every measure to endow these child-like dolls with their own otherworldly personalities, and they are photographed here in a context of sets constructed to enhance their surreal qualities. Often reminiscent of the work of Hans Bellmer, these dolls are vehicles for an arresting and primal vision. Hardcover, color. Text (a small amount) in Japanese.