Chizu / The Map (Signed)

Kikuji Kawada,Chizu / The Map (Signed)

Kikuji Kawada
Chizu / The Map (Signed)

Photographs: Kikuji Kawada

Publisher: Nazraeli Press & Getsuyosha Ltd

49 pages

Year: 2005

Comments: Hardcover, cloth bound in illustrated slipcase, with a text booklet, edition of 500 numbered copies from Nazraeli.(500 copies in Japan). Signed in kanji (Chinese characters) .As new condition

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First published on August 6, 1965, the 20th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima - The Map ("Chizu") is one of the most important photobooks ever. It has appeared in Roth's Book of 101 Books, Parr & Badger The Photobook: A History, Vol I and the Photobokks of the 1960s and 1970s by Ivan Vartanian and Ryuichi Kaneko as well. 

"No photobook has been more successful in combining graphic design with complex photographic narrative. [as its] various layers inside [are] peeled away like archeological strata, the whole process of viewing the book becomes one of uncovering and contemplating the ramifications of recent Japanese history -- especially the country's tangled relationship with the United States. Kawada's photographs are a masterly amalgam of abstraction and realism, of the specific and the ineffable, woven into a tapestry that makes the act of reading them a process of re-creation in itself. In the central metaphor of the map, in the idea of the map as a series of interlocking trace marks, Kawada has conjured a brilliant simile for the photograph itself: scientific record, memory trace, cultural repository, puzzle and guide."--Parr & Badger 



Kikuji Kawada,Chizu / The Map (Signed)

Kikuji Kawada,Chizu / The Map (Signed)

Kikuji Kawada,Chizu / The Map (Signed)

Kikuji Kawada,Chizu / The Map (Signed)

Kikuji Kawada,Chizu / The Map (Signed)

Kikuji Kawada,Chizu / The Map (Signed)

Kikuji Kawada,Chizu / The Map (Signed)

Kikuji Kawada,Chizu / The Map (Signed)

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