Naoya Hatakeyama: Scales
Publisher: Portland, Oregon: Nazraeli Press, 2007
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: New / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 105828
First edition, first printing. Hardcover. White paper-covered boards with tipped-in four-color plate on debossed cover and title stamped in black on cover and spine, no dust jacket as issued. Photographs, text and selected works from the photograph collection of the Canadian Centre for Architecture by Naoya Hatakeyama. Essays by Hubertus von Amelunxen and Louise Désy. Includes notes to the figures. 68 pp. (including 2 two-page gatefolds), with 9 four-color plates, 1 tipped-in four-color plate, 17 black-and-white plates and 6 tipped-in black-and-white plates. 10-1/4 x 8-1/4 inches.
Published in conjunction with a 2007 exhibition at the Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal.
New in publisher's shrink-wrap.
From the artist: "Some indigenous people who had lived many years in the jungle visited a savannah for the first time in their lives and, upon seeing a human figure in that vast expanse, commented that 'People around here are very small.' 'Small people,' to them, represented literal reality; it was not a metaphor....But when the contemporary architect 'I' remarks: 'It's as if a large model itself becomes a building,' can't we say that something similar to that story is taking place? What if someone looked at an actual building and said, 'That model is very large?'"
From the publisher: "Scales is the result of a commission by the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA), Montréal, given to Naoya Hatakeyama to create a work in response to photographs of architectural models in the Collection. In this beautifully produced book, featuring tipped-in plates and an 8-page gatefold, the artist presents his three series New York / Tobu World Square, 2003-2004; New York / Window of the World, 2006; and Tokyo / Mori Building, 2003."