Publisher Note

Spanning the career of one of Japan’s most revered photographers, this monograph— the only English-language volume of its kind—features exquisitely detailed full- page images that capture the relationship between human-made structures and the natural world.

Toshio Shibata’s large-format contemporary landscapes are distinguished by their haunting beauty, graceful composition, and meticulous detail.

Using long exposures, and eliminating any references to people, horizons, or identifying geographic reference points, Shibata captures structures such as dams, bridges, reservoirs, and roads as they interact with their natural settings—mountainsides, rivers, forests and fields. The results are highlighted by painterly composition; filled with patterns, lines, and fluid action; and unmistakably Japanese in their aesthetic.

Release Place London, United Kingdom
Edition 1st edition
Release Date 2023
Editor: Phillip Prodger
Artist: Toshio Shibata
ISBN-13: 978-3-7913-8976-9
Subform Photobook
Topics Japan, Landscape
Methods Photography
Language English
Format hardcover
Dimensions 25.1 × 30.1 cm
Pages 200