Hiroshi Sugimoto

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Graphic Design: Takaaki Matsumoto Texts by: Kerry Brougher, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Dr. Pia Müller-Tamm German 2007, 384 Pages, 221 Ills. Clothbound 287mm x 263mm
ISBN: 978-3-7757-1934-6
"The Most Beautiful German Books Prize", 2005, "German Photo Book Award," 2006

The spectacular series by Japanese photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto (*1948 in Tokyo) are characterized by matchless clarity and presence. His works are always an absolute embodiment of his chosen visual motif, reduced to its essence.
Our exquisite monograph is the first to feature works selected from all of the series produced to date— including, of course, his most famous: Sugimoto's celebrated portraits of wax figures seem to face up to their living audiences; his Seascapes show us nothing less than a person's first conscious view of the ocean; the extremely long exposures of Theaters elevate the white, luminescent cinema screen, transforming it into a magical image of an altar; and the fascinating Dioramas—photographs of scientific display cases— allow us to travel with the artist far into the past to observe extinct animal species or the daily life of early man. (English edition ISBN 978-3-7757-1640-6)

Exhibition schedule: K20 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf, July 14, 2007–January 6, 2008 · Museum der Moderne Salzburg, March 8–June 15, 2008 · SMB Nationalgalerie, Berlin, July 4–October 5, 2008 · Kunstmuseum Luzern, October 25, 2008–January 25, 2009