Lime Works. Photographs by Naoya Hatakeyama. Synergy Inc., Tokyo, 1996. 120 pp. Quarto. First edition, first printing. Stiff photo-illustrated wrappers. 109 color reproductions.
"Lime Works contains images which are moving for the ways in which they transcend the reality of their subject matter, large lime stone processing plants and quarries [scattered at thirty sites in Japan, from Hokkaido to Okinawa]. Renowned Japanese photographer Hatakeyama evokes the site as the landscape is torn asunder for industrial use. The result is a surprisingly eerie work, composed of rusting lots, polluted waters, and upturned stone."--the publisher