Kikuji Kawada: Chizu

Kikuji Kawada: Chizu

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Kikuji Kawada: Chizu
Fascimile edition

W019446 | $170.00

New York Public Library, 2021. Published in association with MACK, London.

Three volumes. Well illustrated (all b&w). 31 x 20 cm. In English. Hardcover, paperbound, boxed.

ISBN 9781912339716

In 1958, thirteen years after the Hiroshima disaster, Kikuji Kawada was sent on a mission to Hiroshima. While walking through the ruins of the Hiroshima Prefecture Industrial Exhibition Palace - already known as the Atomic Bomb Dome - Kawada saw the overwhelming stains that covered its interior walls. These grayish marks representing all that remained of human manifestations and they were etched into the jagged walls of a demonic oven. Kawada photographed these spots up close, revealing feelings of grief, horror and madness. This trip marks the beginning of Kawada's first personal project, Chizu [The Map]. Over the following years, the series was enriched with images of vanished military fortresses, tools of war and isolated scenes from contemporary life, then it was reworked in collaboration with the famous graphic designer Kohei Sugiura, who transformed these disparate images into a book. Seventy-five years after the end of World War II, MACK and the New York Public Library produced a facsimile of the original two-volume mockup of Kawada's Chizu, a major first. A bilingual brochure, accompanied by new research and a long interview with the artist, describes in detail the evolution of one of the greatest photo albums ever made.

Subject Headings: Asian Art (Western Style) ; Non-Western in a Western Style ; Western Art -- Japan -- Post-1945 -- Photography --

Artist(s): Kawada, Kikuji

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