Thursday, September 01, 2011

New York 1969 - Tokyo...

New York 1969 - Tokyo... Photographs by Timm Rautert. Only Photography, 2011. 144pp., illustrated throughout, 10x13". Limited edition of 500 copies (first 35 copies special edition).

Book description:

"In the year marking Timm Rautert's seventieth birthday, we are very happy to have the opportunity to publish his series on New York and Japan, which he executed almost concurrently.
A representative selection of works from the two series is now being published for the first time in our series of bibliophilic photo books. Here, essentially two books unite to form one (the New York series begins at one end of the book, the Japan series at the other), creating a special kind of tension in the juxtaposition of the two portraits.

The New York images of 1969 seem to have come down to us from a century long past, for the city as we know it today is barely recognizable in them.

The large majority of the shots of Tokyo and Osaka, on the other hand - taken for the most part only one year later - show views still to be found there today.

The two series thus not only convey suspenseful impressions of two exceptional cities and countries but, in their juxtaposition, also convey a lasting conception of the history and development of two completely dissimilar cultures."

Read more about the special edition here.

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