The Map by Kikuji Kawada. First impression of this Nazraeli edition (2005). Medium format slipcased hardback in new condition. Limited edition of 500 numbered copies. Signed by Kikuji Kawada in kanji (Chinese characters) to back end page. Includes a text booklet. No markings. This is a new book. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get on touch.
About The Map
Originally published on August 6, 1965 to commemorate the bombing of Hiroshima, the guiding idea of Kikuji Kawada’s memorial is archaeological layering. Using multi-panel foldouts, the “various layers inside peel away like archeological strata. The whole process becomes one of uncovering and contemplating the ramifications of recent Japanese history. Kawada’s photographs are a masterly amalgam of abstraction and realism, of the specific and the ineffable, woven into a tapestry that makes the act of reading them a process of re-creation in itself. In the central metaphor of the map, in the idea of the map as a series of interlocking trace marks, Kawada has conjured a brilliant simile for the photograph itself: Scientific record, memory trace, cultural repository, puzzle, and guide”
A wonderfully remade edition by Nazraeli Press.
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