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Tokyo-jin 東京人 (Tokyoites)

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  • Title (object)

    • Tokyo-jin 東京人 (Tokyoites)
  • Description

    Photobook. First edition. Together with a supplement of text in English and Japanese.

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  • Date

    • 1983
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  • Curator's comments

    This resent publication to “Toshi e - Towards the City & Tokyo-jin” published in 1974. Kaneko Ryuichi, the curator at the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, lists this book amongst his 25 favourite Japanese photography books of the 20th century. What is particularly interesting is the way in which the two sections of the book interact with each other: The left and the right side of the book are meant to be viewed alternately, providing a narrative. Only three copies in OCLC. (Titus Boeder, 4/07)


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  • Additional IDs

    • PB.167 (Photobook number)

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