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Publisher: Bologna, Italy: Damiani and Matsumoto Editions, 2015
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: As New / As New
Item #: 113735
First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine cloth-covered boards, with photographically illustrated dust jacket. Photographs by Hiroshi Sugimoto. Essay by Munesuke Mita, with translation by Giles Murray. Creative direction and design by Takaaki Matsumoto, Matsumoto Incorporated, New York. Editorial coordination, copy editing and production management by Amy Wilkins, Matsumoto Incorporated, New York. Color separations, printing and binding by Grafiche Damiani, Italy. Printed on Phoenix Motion Xantur 170 gsm paper. 272 pp., with 213 duotone plates. 11-1/4 x 10-1/4 inches.
Out of print.
As New in publisher's shrink-wrap. A Near Mint copy.
From the publisher: "Water and air. These primordial substances, which make possible all life on earth, are the subject of Hiroshi Sugimoto's Seascapes series. For over thirty years, Sugimoto has traveled the world photographing its seas, producing a body of work that is an extended meditation on the passage of time and the natural history of the earth. Sugimoto has called photography the 'fossilization of time,' and the Seascapes photographs simultaneously capture a discrete moment in time but also evoke a feeling of timelessness.
This volume, the second in a series of books on Sugimoto's art, presents the complete series of over 200 Seascapes, some of which have never before been reproduced. All are identical in format, with the horizon line precisely bifurcating each image, though at times the sea and sky almost merge into one seamless unit. Each photograph captures a moment when the sea is placid, almost flat. Within this strict format, however, he has created a limitless array of portraits of his subjects.
An essay by Munesuke Mita, Professor of Sociology at the University of Tokyo, examines contemporary art through a sociological lens, comparing the recent history of art with mathematical predictions of population growth. He connects Sugimoto's body of work to this unique analysis of the art world."