The third book of the classic series Tokyo Compression. Quite claustrophobic photographs printed full page in beautiful color of the subway travellers in Tokyo.
“Before Michael Wolf other artists have created subway series, among them famous names such as Bruce Davidson and Walker Evans, the concept as well as the metonymy of “Compression” however is new. Michael Wolf is not interested in seat cushions, graffiti, interior architecture or the traveler’s relation to that. He rather discovered the subway system as suitable place in order to investigate mental state and aggregate condition of the city people. Wolf leaves out all accessories, focuses just faces and figures. With his radical aesthetics he creates enormously intensive pictures that in a distressing, yes shocking manner directly aim into the portrayed people’s inner life.”
Very good. Linnen hardcover with tipped in plates has very slight shelf wear. Inside very good with the tiniest hint of edge discoloration.
Author Michael Wolf
Title Tokyo Compression Three
Publication year 2012
Edition 1st Edition
Publisher Peperoni Books / Asia One Books