4to, 49 double-plate colour spreads on thick card; a fine copy in the original laminated board covers, original unstitched lime green text booklet laid in.
US $1066 €913
First edition, signed by Homma on the inside rear cover; the text booklet, in Japanese and English, shows the locations of the photographs on the commuter rail-routes, plus essays by the architect Momoya Kaijima and the sociologist Shinji Miyadai.
‘Unusual and opulent’ in design, this is a core volume in Japanese New Topographics, the photographs more ambiguous in their judgement on Tokyo’s endless suburbs than the accompanying text.
Parr & Badger, II, 306-7.
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