Hiroshi Sugimoto

The Most Beautiful German Books Prize, 2005, “German Photo Book Award,” 2006 The spectacular series by Japanese photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto (*1948 in Tokyo) are characterized by matchless clarity and presence. His works are always an absolute embodiment of his chosen visual motif, reduced to its essence. Our exquisite monograph is the first to feature works selected from all of the series produced to date— including, of course, his most famous: Sugimoto’s celebrated portraits of wax figures seem to face up to their living audiences; his Seascapes show us nothing less than a person’s first conscious view of the ocean; the extremely long exposures of Theaters elevate the white, luminescent cinema screen, transforming it into a magical image of an altar; and the fascinating Dioramas—photographs of scientific display cases— allow us to travel with the artist far into the past to observe extinct animal species or the daily life of early man. Text in German. Exhibition schedule: K20 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf, July 14, 2007–January 6, 2008 · Museum der Moderne Salzburg, March 8–June 15, 2008 · SMB Nationalgalerie, Berlin, July 4–October 5, 2008 · Kunstmuseum Luzern, October 25, 2008–January 25, 2009

Text: Sugimoto Hiroshi, Müller-Tamm Pia et al. cm 26×29; pp. 384; 39 COL e 181 in tricromia; paperback. Publisher: Hatje Cantz Verlag, Ostfildern, 2007.

ISBN: 9783926154897| 3926154896

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The Most Beautiful German Books Prize, 2005, “German Photo Book Award,” 2006 The spectacular series by Japanese photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto (*1948 in Tokyo) are characterized by matchless clarity and presence. His works are always an absolute embodiment of his chosen visual motif, reduced to its essence. Our exquisite monograph is the first to feature works selected from all of the series produced to date— including, of course, his most famous: Sugimoto’s celebrated portraits of wax figures seem to face up to their living audiences; his Seascapes show us nothing less than a person’s first conscious view of the ocean; the extremely long exposures of Theaters elevate the white, luminescent cinema screen, transforming it into a magical image of an altar; and the fascinating Dioramas—photographs of scientific display cases— allow us to travel with the artist far into the past to observe extinct animal species or the daily life of early man. Text in German. Exhibition schedule: K20 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf, July 14, 2007–January 6, 2008 · Museum der Moderne Salzburg, March 8–June 15, 2008 · SMB Nationalgalerie, Berlin, July 4–October 5, 2008 · Kunstmuseum Luzern, October 25, 2008–January 25, 2009