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Tokyo Suburbia

Homma, Takashi

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ISBN 10: 4771303444 / ISBN 13: 9784771303447
Published by Korinsha Press & Co., Ltd., Kyoto, Japan, 1998
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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First edition. Thick pictorial boards, as issued. Text booklet in English and Japanese laid-in. A trace of rubbing to boards, some very minor handling wear, else near fine. Bookseller Inventory # 001200

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Title: Tokyo Suburbia

Publisher: Korinsha Press & Co., Ltd., Kyoto, Japan

Publication Date: 1998

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

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[Cited in Martin Parr and Gerry Badger, The Photobook: A History, Volume II. (London and New York: Phaidon, 2006).] From Martin Parr and Gerry Badger, "...[A]t first glance, we can make the standard response: suburbs are soulless places, the same the world over, deadening, artificial environments to which only airheads could aspire, bland facades behind which lie nothing but stunted lives and unrequited passions. But Homma's suburbs seem also to evince more positive qualities. Like Ebenezer Howard's original vision of the garden city, they seem remarkably well landscaped, luxuriant and well manicured, with little hint of the graffiti and rubbish that accompany the suburbs of the West. The sun seems always to be shining and there are McDonald's aplenty...[T]he tone of Homma's book is ambiguous enough both to intrigue us and keep us guessing."

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