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Yutaka Takanashi
Photography 1965-1974. Special Edition incl. b/w print
HC, 24 x 32.5 cm., 116 pp., 41 images, triplex,
signed
Only Photography 2010

Yutaka Takanashi was one of the founding members of the group of phototgraphers that launched the influential photo magazine "Provoke" in 1968-1969. His first book, "Toshi-e (Towards the City)," was published in 1974. In a compartment in the back of the book, one finds a smaller book, "Tôkyô-jin," which seems to have provided the basis for the larger book. While he shows the real Tôkyô on the verge of becoming a modern urban society in "Tôkyô-jin" and names the concrete location of each photograph, Toshi-e is more of a fantasy: it shows an urban landscape that has no defined location. The new book, "Yutaka Takanashi, Photography 1965-74," presents a representative cross-section of these two pioneering photographic series in 35 full-page illustrations and 6 large format plates.

 


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