Monday, February 01, 2010

Tokyo 1: House

Foil is an amazing photography book publisher based in Tokyo. They make amazingly produced books which very excitingly you can now buy internationally online. Whilst in town I bought 'House' by duo Yu Ogata and Ichiro Ogata Ono, which is a series of works taken from Greece to China looking at strange amazing architectual structures - uber Baroque churches in Mexico, dovecotes on Tinos, houses flooded with sand in Namibia, Western style villas built by Chinese workers who built the US railroads in rural China. Fascinating stuff (with an English text at the back). There's a good review at bilingual Japanese art blog Kalons

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