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MONOGRAPHS & CATALOGSTakashi Homma: Tokyo
Paperback, 7 x 10 in. / 240 pgs / 125 color. | 5/1/2008 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9781597110594 | $45.00
Takashi Homma: Tokyo and My Daughter
Paperback, 6.5 x 9 in. / 32 pgs / 32 color. | 8/15/2006 | Not available
ISBN 9783905714104 | $20.00
Published by Aperture.
Text by Ferdinand Brueggemann.
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.
Paperback, 7 x 10 in. / 240 pgs / 125 color.
PUB DATE 5/1/2008
CATALOG: SPRING 2008 p. 97
ISBN 9781597110594 TRADE
LIST PRICE: $45.00 CDN $45.00
AVAILABILITY: Awaiting stock
STATUS: Out of stock
Temporarily out of stock pending additional inventory.
Published by Nieves.
Photographs by Takashi Homma.
This short and sweet--and astonishingly beautiful--book of photographs by the Tokyo-born and based Takashi Homma features 32 color images, primarily of the artist's daughter, although there are also some cityscapes and interiors that round out the story with perfect pitch. Homma offers an extremely well calibrated selection of images of his daughter from her first months to about age six: we see her sitting in her high chair; at a picnic; peeking through the car window; and taking some pictures of her own. Luminous, loving and relaxed, these portraits welcome the reader into the artist's inner world without giving anything away. Tokyo and My Daughter, featuring one of the best family dog pictures ever, is published in the same series as Nieves' Kim Gordon: Chronicles Vol.1, Mike Mills: Humans, and Yukari Miyagi: Rabbit & Turtle. Homma has published his work in many international magazines and exhibited worldwide.
Paperback, 6.5 x 9 in. / 32 pgs / 32 color.
PUB DATE 8/15/2006
Out of print
CATALOG: FALL 2006 p. 137
ISBN 9783905714104 TRADE
LIST PRICE: $20.00 CDN $20.00
AVAILABILITY: Not available
STATUS: Out of print | 00/00/00
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