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Paul Graham: Empty Heaven -- Photographs from Japan 1989-1995

Publisher: Zürich (Zurich): Scalo Verlag, in association with the Kunstmuseum, Wolfsburg, Germany, 1995
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN: 1881616533
Condition: Fine / Fine
Item #: 112513



First edition (English), first printing. Hardcover. Black paper-covered boards; with photographically illustrated dust jacket. Photographs by Paul Graham. Includes an interview (in English and German) with Paul Graham by Uta Grosenick, and an exhibition history and bibliography, in a separate 12-page insert. 88 pp., with 55 four-color plates. 13 x 9-5/8 inches.


Fine in Fine dust jacket.


Published on the occasion of the 1995 exhibition Paul Graham: Empty Heaven -- Photographs from Japan 1989-1995 at the Kunstmuseum, Wolfsburg, Germany. From the publisher: "In these visceral photographs Paul Graham scrutinizes the scar tissue of contemporary Japanese society. He identifies a collective amnesia still obscuring, decades after the end of WW II, the memory of unconditional surrender and total defeat. At the same time he scrutinizes the benevolent and polite surfaces of Japanese culture that mask the power structures underlying it."