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Takashi Homma: Tokyo [SIGNED]

Publisher: New York: Aperture Foundation, Inc., 2008
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Soft cover
ISBN: 9781597110594
Condition: Fine / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 112951



First edition, first printing. Signed in black marker (in kanji) on the half-title page by Homma. Soft cover. Photographically illustrated French-fold wrappers, no dust jacket as issued. Photographs by Takashi Homma. Essay by Ivan Vartanian. Includes a biography and selected bibliography, filmography and exhibition history. Designed by de.MO. 240 pp., with 125 four-color plates printed on heavy matt deckled paper. 10 x 7-1/8 inches.




From the publisher: "Since the advent of photography, certain cities have become inextricably intertwined with their depiction by great photographers: Eugène Atget in turn-of-the-century Paris; Berenice Abbott in 1930s New York; Ed Ruscha in late-60s Los Angeles. While Daido Moriyama documented the disaffection and dissipation of postwar Tokyo, Takashi Homma picks up the baton with a contemporary portrait of the modern-day metropolis that is both cinematic and complex. For over a decade, Homma has turned the neutral gaze of his lens toward Tokyo's suburban environs and urban center. As in all of his work, Homma's vision of Tokyo navigates a finely nuanced line between sterility and sentimentality, detachment and lusciousness, presenting a sleek, contemporary vision of a postmodern megalopolis populated by a new generation of video-game aficionados and fashionistas. While Homma has published extensively inside his native Japan, this is his first volume published for an international audience. Takashi Homma: Tokyo compiles selections from each of the artist's six previously published titles on the city, including Tokyo Suburbia, his seminal work now considered a contemporary classic."