Overflow (*with tote bag*)

@ Nakahira, Takuma

978-4908526190

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Presentation by Case Publishing :

"Takuma Nakahira's series Overflow was originally presented as an installation during the 1974 exhibition « Fifteen Photographers Today » (National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo). The work consisted of 42 color photographs that were arranged on a wall 6 meters wide and 1.8 meters high.

The photobook Overflow is the first chance to view Nakahira's astonishing series outside the context of an exhibition.

The photographs show elements of a city — eery rifts in a space overflowing with objects, commodities and information—that Nakahira encountered and captured in his everyday life, from ivy creeping across walls and manhole covers in the streets to the tire of a large truck, from a pale-bellied shark floating in the transparent darkness behind the glass of an aquarium to close-up shots of a subway station.

The photobook's layout strictly mimics each photo's position in the installation piece in order to replicate the series original experience within the confines of a book.

Additionally, Princeton University lecturer Franz K. Prichard contributes an extensive essay in which he compares the Overflow series with Nakahira's vision of an « illustrated dictionary » (as outlined in Nakahira's 1973 essay Why an Illustrated Botanical Dictionary?), thereby offering a deep exploration of Takuma Nakahira, who integrated praxis and theory in his work like no one else :

« Overflow compels us as viewers to see the interplay of a seemingly random distribution of fragments, surfaces and residues. And in so doing, we are made to sense the undifferentiated enumeration of parts of an incomplete whole. This is, if you recall, the definition of the illustrated dictionary form as defined by Nakahira. » 

           -- Excerpt from Franz K. Prichard's essay    "

We are offering with each copy of this book a limited edition Overflow « tote bag ».

64 pages - Softcover

Case Publishing, 2018

Format : 25.7 x 36.4 cm

New - Mint condition

35,00 €

Nakahira, Takuma

Takuma Nakahira was a Japanese photographer and photography critic. After beginning his career as the editor of a contemporary art magazine, he quit his job to become a photographer. In 1968, he was one of the founders of the Provoke magazine, with Koji Taki, Yutaka Takanashi and Takahido Okada. Takuma Nakahira is the author of one of the most important Japanese photobooks :  For a Language to Come ( Kitarubeki kotoba no tame ni ) (Fudosha, 1970). This book is included in The Photobook: A History - Volume I by Martin Parr & Gerry Badger.
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