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Hiroshi Sugimoto Written by Hiroshi Sugimoto, Contribution by Mark K. Erdmann and Timothy Verdon, Text by Ryuji Hiraoka and Yukie Kamiya
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Hiroshi Sugimoto: Gates of Paradise

Written by Hiroshi Sugimoto, Contribution by Mark K. Erdmann and Timothy Verdon, Text by Ryuji Hiraoka and Yukie Kamiya

  • October 31, 2017
  • Hardcover
  • Photography - Individual Photographers - Monographs
  • Skira Rizzoli
  • 10-1/2 x 11-1/2
  • $75.00
  • $100.00
  • 978-0-8478-6069-2

About This Book

Hiroshi Sugimoto, one of Japan’s best-known photographers, turns his lens on Italy’s architectural masterworks to create a meditation on the potential of cultural exchange and the possibility of cultural fusion.
In an electrifying moment in 1585, four Japanese youths appeared before Pope Gregory XIII, summoned to his court from the nascent Christian community in Japan to present themselves at the capital of their faith. Legendary photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto follows in the boys’ footsteps, capturing the architectural wonders of Rome, Florence, and Venice as the Eastern visitors might have seen them on their grand tour. Sugimoto’s images present each chapel and theater as a marvel, imposing and dark. He contextualizes his photographs with Japanese works from the period and the decades that follow. These panels and objects attest to the impact of Western culture, specifically Jesuit Christianity, on Momoyama and Edo aesthetics as Japanese artists envisioned scenes of European life.

About the Author

Hiroshi Sugimoto is a world-renowned artist. Ryuji Hiraoka is assistant professor at the Prefectural University of Kumamoto. Monsignor Timothy Verdon is the director of the Opera del Duomo Museum, Florence. Mark Erdmann is an art historian in Kyoto. Yukie Kamiya is the director of Japan Society Gallery, New York.

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  • "[Hiroshi Sugimoto] is lavish in its presentation of Sugimoto’s photographic work and even more so, his underlying concepts and motivation. . . for those thoroughly acquainted with Sugimoto’s work and for lovers of his image making philosophy, this book is a must have."
    -NEW YORK JOURNAL OF BOOKS
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