Tomoyuki Sagami: YKTO

Author:   Tomoyuki Sagami ,  Tomoyuki Sagami
Publisher:   Steidl Publishers
ISBN:  

9783958294127


Pages:   128
Publication Date:   27 August 2019
Format:   Hardback
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YKTO contains over 1,800 photographs by Tomoyuki Sagami of buildings and houses constructed in Japan soon after World War II. Presenting images taken between 2006 and 2017 in Yokohama, Kawasaki, Tokyo and other cities (hence the book's title), Sagami creates an archive for future generations of idiosyncratic architectural styles that are disappearing due to changing laws and lifestyles, and the ever-growing Japanese metropolis. Sagami adopted a systematic, impersonal method for his project: while employed to post advertising flyers in various neighborhoods, he photographed the particular area he found himself in, block by block, without any prior knowledge of its geography. The resulting images of homes, shops, streetscapes, gardens and alleys are eerily absent of people and free from any personal emotion or inclination on Sagami's part. YKTO is a timely topography of a rapidly vanishing form of urban existence in Japan. 'Do the cityscapes which are destined to vanish and the traces of the living people there belong to the present? Do they tell of the historical past, or are they prophesying the future?' -Masafumi Fukagawa, curator and critic

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Author:   Tomoyuki Sagami ,  Tomoyuki Sagami
Publisher:   Steidl Publishers
Imprint:   Steidl Verlag
ISBN:  

9783958294127


ISBN 10:   395829412
Pages:   128
Publication Date:   27 August 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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