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TAKASHI HOMMA: THE NARCISSISTIC CITY. MACK, London, 2016. 80 pp. (16 foldout) with 41 ills. (13 col.). 32 x 24 cm. ISBN 9781910164600 In English.
Chiefly pictorial. Publisher's description: Takashi Homma uses fragments collected in camera obscura constructed in metropolitan areas of Japan and the US to build a city image by image. Homma does not seek to index any particular city but to render a shadow world, a city's unconscious caught in a dark chamber, suspended in the camera's box. The camera obscura offers a repetition, like the reflection shimmering in Narcissus's pool. The narcissistic city is a city transfixed upon its own image -- a mirror city, laced with repetition (modular) and reflections (glass). A city looking at its reflection, a city caught in a dark chamber, a city observing its camera obscura inversion -- flickering inside the camera's box.
Artist(s):Homma, Takashi
Indexing: Western, Non-Western in a Western Style, Asia (Western Style) — Japan — Post-2000 — Photography
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 171866
Paperbound $60.00    

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