is notable for two things. Firstly, it has a distinctive colour palette,
composed of cool blues, greys, browns and purples. Secondly, there is
Kimura’s view of the city itself, which teeters between conventional
travel photography and something much more original…Kimura’s
Atget’s, is a nostalgic one, a city of crumbling textures and decaying
structures, of courtyards and back alleys, of autumnal mists and winter
gloom….At times Kimura certainly photographs Paris as if the city were
in terminal decay rather than, as so many see it, an open-air museum
with some artfully distressed surfaces.”—Parr/Badger, The Photobook: A
FIRST EDITION of one the major works by one of the
most celebrated Japanese photographers.
Tokyo: Nora Sha, 1974. Quarto, original
beige cloth in original photo-illustrated slipcase. With the scarce
original booklet. Very minor wear to slipcase; volume fine. $2000.