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TOKYO - special edition
TOKYO - special edition
TOKYO - special edition
TOKYO - special edition
TOKYO - special edition
TOKYO - special edition
TOKYO - special edition
TOKYO - special edition

TOKYO - special edition

Regular price
€450,00
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€450,00

Tokyo, 2016.
Special Edition
Edition: 20 + 3 Artist Proof of each photograph).
Signed and numbered silver gelatin print.
Image format 20 x 25 cm on 11 x 14” contact printing paper.
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Pages: 160
Year: 2016
Size: 24 x 30 cm
Hardcover
 cloth bound with a tipped in image on front
text by Kamo no Chomei
design by Greger Ulf Nilsson
edition of 1200 copies 
Only Photography 
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In the stately ways of our shining capital the dwellings of high and low raise their roofs in rivalry as in the beginning… how often does the mansion of one age turn into the cottages of the next.” (Kamo no Chomei)
Tokyo is a visual journey through a city at once futuristic and obsolete, its visionary design worn out – like that of a past era. Johanasson uses photography to index the city, finding form and pragmatic order through accumulation and sequence, revealing the city's hidden, modular logic: lego-like segments, a basic square unit repeated indefinitely and in various sizes. These images are unpeopled, showing only the architecture of the city, a container of 13 million people, organised around mass movement and the funnelling of human traffic. Between the concrete, glass and steel, the occasional green life sprouts – miniature gardens in the narrow alleyways, or a cluster of flower pots lining the sidewalk. The architecture creates its own topography, and the city is glimpsed as the last outpost of a fading, mechanised world.