Concrete Octopus

Lisbon / Tokyo: Pierre von Kleist / Osiris, 2017.
ISBN: 9789899944572
Condition: As new
First Edition

It would be strange and misleading, though obviously not wholly inaccurate, to call these photographs “images of the Japan of the present time.” Though they might perhaps have much to say to the social historian, their documentary function is circumscribed by the interest in exploring a visual universe too disunited and incomplete to be recognizable as a cultural or historical form. In these images, the world presents itself with great purity and without provocation or seduction, as though poised in the interval before the repetition of an already forgotten catastrophe. From the essay by Chris Fujiwara. Item #17579

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