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Miyako Ishiuchi - Apartment (石内 都 写真集)




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Softcover with obi (shown is the first edition obi, replaced later on with different design). Desgin by Tsunehisa Kimura, texts by Miyako Ishiuchi, Kineo Kuwabara. contains 55 photographs.

„Miyako Ishiuchi’s photobook Apartment doesn’t describe a sad scene of isolation so much as lament the vanishing communal life of the Tokyo apartments that were rapidly disappearing in the 1970s, replaced by new apartment blocks that improved living standards but also rendered obsolete the permeable walls of the buildings she photographed.
Rather than portraying specific rooms, Ishiuchi’s photographs are meant to express a rough texture, to communicate the feeling of the world in which she lives. The grainy finish of these images has its own charm, suggesting the sensation of coming into contact with one’s own universe. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, Daidō Moriyama used the expression “scratching against reality” to describe this experience. On the book’s bellyband, Shōmei Tōmatsu writes, “Look! The new chromosome sequence / Grains are a language / It is outrageously hot and dark / The photograph / Announces to us whatever nothingness there is / Outside of the photograph.” (Kaneko / Vartanian - Japanese Photobooks of the 1960s and 70s)

Included in "The Japanese Photobook, 1912–1990" by Kaneko Ryuichi & Manfred Heiting
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Pages: 120
Place: Tokyo
Year: 1978
Publisher: Shashin Tsushin Sha
Size: 29 x 24 cm (approx.)

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