Publisher: Tokyo: EU-Japan Fest Japan Committee, 2004
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: Fine / Fine
Item #: 111345
First edition, first printing. Complete set of 14 volumes. Volumes 1-13 share the following format: Hardcover. Photographically illustrated laminated paper-covered boards; with photographically illustrated dust jacket and 2-3/8 inch printed obi. Series edited by Mikiko Kikuta and Aki Kusumoto. Text in Japanese and English. Each volume includes biographies on the artists. Unpaginated (72 pp.), with approximately 32 four-color and black-and-white plates finely printed in Japan. 6-7/8 x 7-3/4 inches.
Volume 1: Takashi Homma: Denmark, Poland. ISBN: 4903152006.
Volume 2: Chihiro Minato: France, Greece. ISBN: 4903152014.
Volume 3: Koji Onaka: Latvia, Spain. ISBN: 4903152022.
Volume 4: Hiroshi Ono: Austria, Slovenia. ISBN: 4903152030.
Volume 5: Shuhei Motoyama: Luxembourg, The Netherlands. ISBN: 4903152049.
Volume 6: Keiko Nomura: Italy, Sweden. ISBN: 4903152057.
Volume 7: Taiji Matsue: United Kingdom, Slovakia. ISBN: 4903152065.
Volume 8: Hiroh Kikai: Portugal, Malta. ISBN: 4903152073.
Volume 9: Tomoko Yoneda: Hungary, Estonia. ISBN: 4903152081.
Volume 10: Tomoki Imai: Lithuania, Belgium. ISBN: 490315209X.
Volume 11: Gozo Yoshimasu: Ireland. ISBN: 4903152103.
Volume 12: Osamu Kanemura: Germany, Finland. ISBN: 4903152111.
Volume 13: Noguchi Rika: Czech Republic, Cyprus. ISBN: 490315212X.
Volume 14: Soft cover. Printed stiff wrappers; with matching dust jacket and 2-3/8 inch printed obi. Photographs by the series artists. Essays (in Japanese and English) by Mikiko Kikuta, Aki Kusumoto, Frits Gierstberg, Yuki Takahata and Kornelijus Platelis. 200 pp., with four-color plates throughout. 7 x 6 inches. ISBN: 4903152138.
Fine in Fine dust jackets.
The EU-Japan Fest Japan Committee launched the series of In-between books as part of a far-reaching cross-cultural dialogue between the EU and Japan. From the publisher: "Europe continues to be a place that is near and yet far away from us. It has become easy to travel to Europe, and we now have access to a lot of current information, yet Europe is still not close enough...For the 'In-between' project, we had 13 photographers, each with a sharp and unfailing eye, actually visit these 25 countries in Europe as 'in-betweens' linking us with Europe. While there, these photographers each used their own distinct eye to capture the various aspects of [a rapidly changing Europe]. For Homma's survey of Denmark, "he first concentrated on the architecture of Arne Jacobsen, the giant of modern Scandinavian design. Homma's distinctive eye captures a variety of Jacobsen designs that remain well and widely loved, from private homes to the Danmarks Nationalbank." In Poland, "Warsaw has undergone bewildering transformation since the collapse of socialism. Whereas Homma has previously highlighted the reality of the Tokyo suburbs in his [book] Tokyo Suburbia, here he turns his eye to the satellite towns of suburban Warsaw."