By: Moriyama, Daido

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"The current town of Shinjuku shows sign of becoming a near future city. Th e real and virtual , pleasure and pathos are entangled night and day, and t his becomes a huge stadium where the gathering crowds wander, holding their raggle taggle desires. There is no place for which words such as "melting pot" or "purgatory" are more suited than the town of Shinjuku.... When we t ry lining up in a row cheap words stained with finger marks such as chaos, deluge, greed, vulgarity, vice, indecency, etc., every single one of them e pitomizes Shinjuku, and I unintentionally start laughing. This is also an i mpressive point, as no matter how or where you search in the world, you wou ldn't be able to find a city that is this weird. From the eastern JR t rain line, in other word this side where it seems like a stew in simmering and boiling, to the phantom landscape of high rise buildings that seem like a mirage over the west side, Shinjuku vividly exhibits all the shadiness, toughness, and considerable disconsolateness that a city has, like a truly unfathomable mathematical functional relationship,like a modern Babylon. I and Shinjuku, as well as my attraction to it and shooting photos of it, mus t have some kind of similar character somewhere."--Daido Moriyama. 1 v. (un paged) : all ill. ; 25 cm. + 1 folded sheet (ill. ; 37 x 50 cm. folded to 1 9 cm.) Essay in English and Japanese, printed on folded sheet (inserted). S OFTCOVER.


Author Name: Moriyama, Daido

Categories: Art,

Publisher: Getsuyosha: 2002

ISBN Number: 490147703X

ISBN Number 13: 9784901477031

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: RWARE0000043167