Fuyu e - Tokyo 冬へ東京 (Towards winter - Tokyo: A City Heading for Death)
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- Fuyu e - Tokyo 冬へ東京 (Towards winter - Tokyo: A City Heading for Death)
Photobook. One volume. First edition. Text in English and Japanese.
- Made in: Tokyo-to
The cover's incongruous evocation of children's carefree happiness is a hint that something much more personal is actually revealed: The pictures were taken in the year prior to Araki's wife's death and have a degree of doom and desolation in common. Or do they? Is the combination of Tokyo's banality with Araki's characteristic nudes (partly tied up) in itself a sign of death? Is there a narrative? Do they really conjure up the point of no return? "The grouping and combination of the photographs in 'To Winter' could almost make up a requiem...the flow of the photographs makes us recall the life of the dead in the landscape of the living. The father raged, the mother laughed, the wife wept...Here, there, everywhere the dead are coming down." (postscript by Ito Toshiharu). (Titus Boeder, 4/07)
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- Topographic representation of: Tokyo-to
- PB.10 (Photobook number)
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Object reference number: JCF16129
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