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Parr, Martin, born 1952
Cherry blossom time in Tokyo, 2000.
[London] : published by eyestorm.com, 2001.
Physical Description:
[21] leaves : 20 color photographs ; 27 x 35 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio A 2019 24
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Joy of Giving Something, Inc.
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Limited edition of 30 copies.
Includes 20 mounted color photographs. Bound in a cherry-pink silk over boards, in a similarly covered case.
BAC: British Art Center copy is no. 5 of 30, signed by the artist.
"Cherry Blossom Time in Tokyo is Martin Parr's personal view of the complex mixture of ancient and modern, authentic and artificial that is modern Japan. Only those flowers in the background of the first image are real: the successive images all feature fake blooms in locations that are progressively distanced from the natural world. Seen looped around shop displays of laptops, mobile phones, cameras and necklaces, these flowers soften, and are in striking contrast to, the bright, colorful world of commerce that is focused on in the photographs. displaying Martin Parr's sharp eye for absurdity and abundant humor."--Publisher's description.
Subject Terms:
Civilization, Modern -- Humor.
Japanese flowering cherry.
Photography, Artistic.
Tokyo (Japan)
Color photographs.

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