TAJI MATSUE LIM
isbn 9784861525254 SEIGENSHA
Idea Code 16043 $53.50
This examination of cemeteries around the world addresses the ties between the burial ground’s metaphorical quality and photography. In Latin America, North America, Europe, the Middle East, Oceania, and East Asia, numerous cultural practices are observed in an objective yet compelling manner. Taiji Matsue’s photographs seem to function as a communicative vessel that connects ancient and modern, medieval and contemporary – a living world history that also serves to disrupt our often ambivalent view of life and death. By picturing such varied approaches to the cemetery’s physicality, whether in the landscape or city, he encourages us to consider their deeper meanings.
92 p, ills colour, 22 x 31 cm, hb, Japanese/English