Eternal Chase by Tamiko Nishimura is the road book of a young woman during her trips to several remote places of Japan, as a student in the late 60's and as a young professional and simple traveller in the 70's.
The images in this book are incredible, first because of the density of the blacks and the sparkling of the whites... grainy photographs that both transform these trips in an imaginary and almost supernatural tale, and also give them the force of a descriptive novel by fully attracting and immersing the viewer in the image. A very strong and unusual sensation emerges from these pages...
Really great images and a beautiful book on all accounts, that will invite you to open it again and again!
Texts by Hirashima Akihiko and Nishimura Tamiko, in Japanese and English.
WARNING : The copies we have were unfortunately damaged during the trip from Japan to France, and they all are slightly bumped to the corners. That said, please note that the illustrated dustjackets, that were shipped separately, are in mint condition.
142 pages - Hardcover with illustrated DJ
New - No defect except as mentioned above
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