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Yutaka Takanashi was a founding member of Provoke magazine, short-lived, but of tremendous influence. His central concern as a photographer has been cities, with their all too frequently claustrophobic landscapes. Kakoi Machi shows Takanashi still struggling with the difficult subject matter of a city that ruthlessly overlays anything quaint, charming or picturesque with new commercial development. These pictures show the unsightly aspects of Tokyo's constant urban renewal–construction sites, steel walls to hide them, roads blocked off with traffic cones, buildings swathed in blue tarpaulin and other such common sites. Published by Kureo (Cleo), 2007.
9.5 x 11.5"
Condition: very good