Shukei 終景 (End of Scenery)
- Shukei 終景 (End of Scenery)
Photobook. One volume. First edition. One of a limited edition of 1000 copies. Signed copy.
- Made in: Tokyo-to
The 'End of Scenery' is one of Araki's most pessimistic books. Chiefly a group of decomposed images the atmosphere is reminiscent of Kawada Kikuji's Map. Araki used a special high-temperature developing technique that caused the emulsion to dissolve, what is common to them is a sense of violence due to the act of disfiguration to the point where the images are difficult to read. Upon closer inspection one finds that amongst the portraits and street-scenes there are a number of obscene images. Araki described these scenes his own 'emotional Landscapes'. The is a smell of atomic war hanging over the book which was published on August 15th 1995 to coincide with end-of-war memorial day. No copy in OCLC. (Titus Boeder, 4/07)
Not on display
- PB.19 (Photobook number)
There is no image of this object, or there may be copyright restrictions
If you’ve noticed a mistake or have any further information about this object, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Object reference number: JCF16140
British Museum collection data is also available in the W3C open data standard, RDF, allowing it to join and relate to a growing body of linked data published by organisations around the world.
The Museum makes its collection database available to be used by scholars around the world. Donations will help support curatorial, documentation and digitisation projects.