Éditorial RM and Toluca Éditions, Mexico City and Paris. 2012.
First edition, first printing.
Strongly limited excellent photobook catalogue.
New, mint, unread; still originally shrink-wrapped in publisher's plastic foil.
Laminated photographically illustrated paper-covered boards (as issued). 175 x 285 mm (7 x 10 3/4 inches). 192 pages. 73 four-color and 67 black-and-white plates. Photographs by Yutaka Takanashi, from his three major bodies of work: Toshi-e (Towards the City), Machi (City) and Golden-gai Bars. Designed by Olivier Andreotti. Text in english, french.
Toshi-e is one of most important japanese photobooks ever published (Martin Parr, The Photobook, vol 1, Seite 302).
Published to accompany an exhibition at the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson, Paris.
"Takanashi was a founding member of the well-known collective Provoke in 1968 - the group briefly published a photography magazine of the same name - but he did not yield to the somewhat romantic indulgence of the offbeat blurry image. The provocative aspect of this short-lived phenomenon concealed a profound reaction against the photography establishment. In this sense, Provoke was in tune with the protest movements which inflamed the world in the late 1960s. This group of photographs offers a different vision, a new photographic vocabulary proper to Takanashi, who readily speaks of the text of the images, of the connections between them. He has always taken great care with the making of his books, which remain the expression of a unique, singular voice committed to giving meaning: 'For me, my concern was to give meaning."
(from the publisher)
- Número de libros
- Autor/ Ilustrador
- Yutaka Takanashi
- Título del libro
- Yutaka Takanashi
- Como nuevo
- Año de publicación artículo más antiguo
- Primera edición
- Francés, Inglés
- Lengua original
- Éditorial RM, Toluca Éditions, Mexico City, Paris
- Libro de tapa dura
- Número de páginas
- 285×175 mm