Kenji Ishiguro, Tadanori Yokoo
Edition : First / Tokyo / Shinya Soshosha / 1970 / Hardcover. / VG+ / VG+
4to, ca 120pp. Printed wraps as issued. Numerous Black & White plates. Text in Japanese and English. Wear and a couple of closed tears to dustwrapper and foxing to boards and endpapers.
Beautiful and minimal work. ‘… it seems to me that his Hiroshima does not simply relate to us a story of atomized Hiroshima but some sense of terror far apart from Hiroshima itself. Mr. Ishiguro did not just take pictures of Hiroshima as it was razed by an atomic bomb but described for us a more primitive type of fear we have in our innermost heart… His Hiroshima tells me that all pictures must begin with Hiroshima and end with it… Hiroshima Now reveals our remembrance of objects whose shadows are the shadow of the bomb. This remembrance is the eternal scar upon our Japanese mind.’ – Tadanori Yokoo.