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Hiroshi Sugimoto: Nature of Light (Izu Photo Museum)

Publisher: Tokyo: Izu Photo Museum and Nohara Publishing, 2009
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN: 9784904257050
Condition: Fine / Fine
Item #: 110809



First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Grey paper-covered boards with title stamped in black on cover and spine; with photographically illustrated dust jacket. Photographs by Hiroshi Sugimoto and William Henry Fox Talbot. Text (in Japanese and English) by Larry J. Schaaf and Minoru Shimizu. Includes a list of works, selected exhibitions, awards, selected artist's books and selected publications. Designed by Rie Shimota. 154 pp. (plus one 2-page gatefold), with 21 four-color plates and 28 black-and-white plates, plus additional illustrations, beautifully printed on matte paper in Japan. 11-5/8 x 9-1/4 inches.

Published in conjunction with an exhibition at the Izu Photo Museum, Shizuoka, Japan.


Fine in Fine dust jacket.


From the publisher: "This catalog, produced in conjunction with Sugimoto's upcoming exhibition at the Izu Photo Museum in Japan, documents this important artist's recent investigations on the science and the presentation of photography. Documenting in detail Sugimoto's architectural and landscape design of the new Izu Photo Museum, the book is at once a reinvention of the artist as architect, as it is an insightful guide to Sugimoto's interest in the earliest beginnings of photography. Instigated by the urging of his friend, Pop art icon Richard Hamilton, Sugimoto went to England to visit the museum of William Henry Fox Talbot, the inventor of the negative/positive photographic process. Finding common ground with Talbot's polymathic interests in art and science, this book details images from Sugimoto's Photogenic Drawing - Talbot pieces, where Sugimoto reinterprets 15 unprinted negatives from Talbot's early studies, as well as 15 images from the artist's Lightning Field series. Includes text by critic Minoru Shimizu."