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HIROSHI SUGIMOTO: THEATERS. Damiani Editore, Bologna, 2016. Published in association with Matsumoto Editions, New York. Distributed in the U.S.A. by Artbook|D.A.P., New York. 176 pp. with 133 ills. 29 x 26 cm. ISBN 9788862084772 In English.
Following the publication of Diaoramas (Worldwide 164826) and Seascapes (Worldwide 169402), this volume is the third in a series of publications that will document various photographic series produced by Japanese photographer Sugimoto (b. 1948); future publications will examine Architecture and Lightning Fields. Publisher's description: In the late 1970s, as Hiroshi Sugimoto was defining his artistic voice, he posed a question to himself: "Suppose you shoot a whole movie in a single frame?" The answer that came to him: "You get a shining screen." For almost four decades, Sugimoto has been photographing the interiors of theaters using a large-format camera and no lighting other than the projection of the running movie. He opens the aperture when a film begins and closes it when it ends. In the resulting images, the screen becomes a luminous white box and the ambient light subtly brings forward the rich architectural details of these spaces. Sugimoto began by photographing the classic movie palaces built in the 1920s and '30s, their ornate architectural elements a testament to the cultural importance of the burgeoning movie industry. He continued the series with drive-in theaters. In the last decade, Sugimoto has photographed historic theaters in Europe as well as disused theaters that show the ravages of time.
Artist(s):Sugimoto, Hiroshi
Indexing: Western, Non-Western in a Western Style, Asia (Western Style) — Japan — Post-1990 — Photography
Plans: 73,54
Worldwide Number: 175668
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