Item #410530 Takashi Homma: Tokyo [Signed]. Takashi HOMMA.
Takashi Homma: Tokyo [Signed]
Takashi Homma: Tokyo [Signed]

Takashi Homma: Tokyo [Signed]

New York: Aperture, 2008. First edition, first printing. 10 x 7 inches. 239 pages. Color reproductions. Printed wrappers. A fine, unmarked, unread copy. Item #410530
ISBN: 9781597110594

Signed in Japanese by Homma on the half-title and dated 2 July 2008. "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" (the publisher).

Price: $225.00

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