Publisher: Tucson, Arizona: Nazraeli Press, 2003
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: Fine / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 112252
First edition, first printing. Special limited edition of 100 hand-numbered copies (this being #021/100), numbered, signed, dated "10 / January / 2004 / Tokyo / Sunny" in blue ink on the colophon page by Hatakeyama. Hardcover. Fine white cloth, with title stamped in white on front cover and spine, presented in a matching cloth slipcase (with title stamped in white). The book has two bindings, so that, when laid flat, half of the pages are bound to the inside front cover and half are bound to the inside back cover, with the "spine" exposed between the two sections. The pages turn outward from the center, and in so doing, make it possible to view multiple combinations of the series of images on the left (studies of an industrial mill) with those on the right (landscapes of the mill's surrounding area). Photographs and text by Naoya Hatakeyama. 28 pp., with 22 four-color plates, beautifully printed by Toppan Printing Co., Ltd., Japan. 10-1/8 x 12-3/8 inches.
Fine. A Near Mint copy.
From the publisher: "Naoya Hatakeyama is a leading figure in contemporary Japanese art. The subject of numerous books and exhibitions, Hatakeyama's previous series such as Lime Works, River, and Underground have received international critical acclaim. The photographs in the previously unpublished series Atmos were made in En Camarque, Fos-sur-Mer in 2003, and are beautifully represented in this important new artist's book. Hatakeyama photographed this industrial area from two distinct perspectives: from inside the mill located within the town's borders, and from the outskirts of the town itself. The former document the terrifying power of machines man builds to produce goods; the latter reveal the dream-like variations in the surrounding landscape: salt fields, calm waters and pastures. The two bodies of work have been bound face to face within a hardcover case, allowing the viewer to create hundreds of double page spreads from the twenty-two reproductions. Hatakeyama's photographs have been extensively exhibited in the United States, Europe and Japan. He was one of four photographers included in the traveling exhibition 'Land of Paradox,' which toured the United States and Japan from 1996 to 1998."