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Kikuji Kawada - Chizu (The Map)




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Hardcover, cloth bound in illustrated slipcase, with a text booklet, edition of 500 numbered copies, signed. 49 plates, 23 foldouts.

Originally published on August 6, 1965 to commemorate the bombing of Hiroshima, the guiding idea of Kikuji Kawada's memorial is archaeological layering. Using multi-panel foldouts, the "various layers inside peel away like archeological strata. The whole process becomes one of uncovering and contemplating the ramifications of recent Japanese history. Kawada's photographs are a masterly amalgam of abstraction and realism, of the specific and the ineffable, woven into a tapestry that makes the act of reading them a process of re-creation in itself. In the central metaphor of the map, in the idea of the map as a series of interlocking trace marks, Kawada has conjured a brilliant simile for the photograph itself: Scientific record, memory trace, cultural repository, puzzle, and guide"

Included in "The Photobook: A History Volume I" by Parr/Badger
>> see more Vol. I picks here

Pages: 49
Place: Tucson & Tokyo
Year: 2005
Publisher: Nazraeli Press & Getsuyosha Ltd
Size: 16 x 24 cm (approx.)

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