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Notes

Edition: First limited edition of 600 copies / numbered & hand-signed

Publisher Note english english

On the fundamental question, “Why landscapes?” I can’t offer more than a lighthearted answer referring to my desire to work outside, my hobby of traveling, and the fact that a landscape is for me the ideal environment for relaxed working without being disturbed.
Even the rather essential question, “Why infrastructure?” I casually answer by explaining that this is something that can be found anywhere and addressed at any time – a silent object that allows for one-sided interpretation.
Well I must have had some serious ideas back when I started working in photography. Ideas about the originality of my works; about indirect ways of expression (of human behavior); about the country I’m living in, etc. But now that I think about it, I know that the guy who was considering such things more than 30 years ago is still right here behind me.

-from Toshio Shibata" Concrete Abstraction"Afterword-

On the fundamental question, “Why landscapes?” I can’t offer more than a lighthearted answer referring to my desire to work outside, my hobby of traveling, and the fact that a landscape is for me the ideal environment for relaxed working without being disturbed.
Even the rather essential question, “Why infrastructure?” I casually answer by explaining that this is something that can be found anywhere and addressed at any time – a silent object that allows for one-sided interpretation.
Well I must have had some serious ideas back when I started working in photography. Ideas about the originality of my works; about indirect ways of expression (of human behavior); about the country I’m living in, etc. But now that I think about it, I know that the guy who was considering such things more than 30 years ago is still right here behind me.

Artist Monograph

Toshio Shibata

Concrete Abstraction

Publisher
Release Place Tokyo, Japan
Edition 1st edition
Release Date 2015
Credits
Artist: Toshio Shibata
Printrun 600
Work  
Subform Photobook
Topics Asia, Japan, Landscape, North America, Usa
Methods Photography
Language Japanese, English
Format Hardcover
Dimensions 22.0 × 28.8 cm
Weight 1,000 gram
Pages 112