Takashi Homma: Tokyo Suburbia (+ 1 other)
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Tokyo Suburbia. Photographs by Takashi Homma. Designed by Yasukazu Arai. Edited by Naoya Sasaki and Kyoko Wada. Texts by Momoyo Kaijima and Shinji Miyadai. Korinsha Press, Tokyo, Japan, 1998. Unpaged. Firtst edition. Hardbound with laminated, thick card pages. Photo-ilustrated boards. No dust jacket as issued. 60 color reproductions.
Very Fine.

"Yasukazu Arai's design for this book is both unusual and opulent. The cover is made from heavy cardboard, and the inner pages are of the same material, slightly less thick, like one of those children's books designed to give a sense of substantiality and durability....This is an example of Japanese New Topographic photography, and Momoyo Kaijima duly notes its intended objectivity in his essay on Homma's work...At first glance, we can make the standard response: suburbs are soulless places...But Homma's suburbs seem also to evince more positive qualities...they seem remarkably well landscaped, luxuriant and well manicured, with little hint of the graffiti and rubbish that accompany the suburbs of the West....the tone of Homma's book is ambiguous enough to both intrigue us and keep us guessing"--Parr and Badger, The Photobook, A History, vol. II

This lot also includes:
Landscapes #1. Autumn, 1997. 298 Scrapes, Tokyo. Edited by by Sasaki Naoya with Takashi Homma. Editor's note in Japanese and English.
This elegantly printed photo journal contains work by Homma along with Wolfgang Tillmans, Yurie Nagashima, Kazuki Miyata, Robert Frank, Anne Bertrand, and Naoki Yamamoto.
Covers lightly rubbed.
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