Haikyo

The Modern Ruins of Japan

Author: N.A

Publisher: Carpet Bombing Culture

ISBN: 9781908211460

Category: Architecture

Page: 216

View: 8564

Stepping away from the lights and into the shadows, one adventurous photographer embarks on an underground voyeuristic journey, documenting a curious collection of images that provide a rare and intimate glimpse into a secret, mysterious and sometimes bizarre world. Miniature jungles sprout and thrive in the rooms of a discarded beachside resort. Filled with curiosities and eccentric furniture, a long forgotten love hotel crumbles away on the outskirts of a small country town. Inside a large snow covered building, a giant taxidermy walrus sits wedged in the corner of a darkened, dust filled room. After years of abandonment, vines and foliage take over from past crowds to engulf roller coasters, carousels and water slides in a swampy amusement park. Rows of stools await more customers as the years pass by in a dilapidated strip club filled with retro treasures. Each with its own unique story to tell, the end result is the presentation of a fascinating realm where one can contemplate Japan s hidden journey from permanence to disposability, composition to decomposition and construction to deconstruction."

Abandoned Japan

Author: Jordy Theiller,Jordy Meow

Publisher: Jonglez

ISBN: 9782361951320

Category: Photography

Page: 256

View: 4900

Japan is often thought of as a place where the modern world and ancient traditions meet in surprising and fascinating ways. The rapid pace of technological, social and cultural change throughout the 20th century propelled the country forward but left countless establishments, industries and entire towns deserted. Through his photography Jordy Meow explores these forgotten places and sheds light on a lost world that was thriving just a few decades ago. Abandoned Japan documents famed ruins (haikyo in Japanese) such as Gunkanjima, the island featured in the Bond movie Skyfall, which once had a population of over 5,000 but is now completely abandoned, and the Disneyland-inspired Nara Dreamland theme park. Beyond these well-known sites, Jordy Meow also takes us on a journey through every aspect of a rapidly disappearing past: from schools and hospitals to industrial sites and nightlife, including strip clubs and love hotels. The ruins captured here range from the quaint and serene to the dark and nightmarish. Some have an atmosphere reminiscent of the animation films of Studio Ghibli while others seem almost dystopian. These places show that people can leave a lasting mark on their environment but, given the chance, nature finds its way back."

Ruins of Modernity

Author: Julia Hell,Andreas Schönle

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822390744

Category: Art

Page: 528

View: 633

Images of ruins may represent the raw realities created by bombs, natural disasters, or factory closings, but the way we see and understand ruins is not raw or unmediated. Rather, looking at ruins, writing about them, and representing them are acts framed by a long tradition. This unique interdisciplinary collection traces discourses about and representations of ruins from a richly contextualized perspective. In the introduction, Julia Hell and Andreas Schönle discuss how European modernity emerged partly through a confrontation with the ruins of the premodern past. Several contributors discuss ideas about ruins developed by philosophers such as Immanuel Kant, Georg Simmel, and Walter Benjamin. One contributor examines how W. G. Sebald’s novel The Rings of Saturn betrays the ruins erased or forgotten in the Hegelian philosophy of history. Another analyzes the repressed specter of being bombed out of existence that underpins post-Second World War modernist architecture, especially Le Corbusier’s plans for Paris. Still another compares the ways that formerly dominant white populations relate to urban-industrial ruins in Detroit and to colonial ruins in Namibia. Other topics include atomic ruins at a Nevada test site, the connection between the cinema and ruins, the various narratives that have accrued around the Inca ruin of Vilcashuamán, Tolstoy’s response in War and Peace to the destruction of Moscow in the fire of 1812, the Nazis’ obsession with imperial ruins, and the emergence in Mumbai of a new “kinetic city” on what some might consider the ruins of a modernist city. By focusing on the concept of ruin, this collection sheds new light on modernity and its vast ramifications and complexities. Contributors. Kerstin Barndt, Jon Beasley-Murray, Russell A. Berman, Jonathan Bolton, Svetlana Boym, Amir Eshel, Julia Hell, Daniel Herwitz, Andreas Huyssen, Rahul Mehrotra, Johannes von Moltke, Vladimir Paperny, Helen Petrovsky, Todd Presner, Helmut Puff, Alexander Regier, Eric Rentschler, Lucia Saks, Andreas Schönle, Tatiana Smoliarova, George Steinmetz, Jonathan Veitch, Gustavo Verdesio, Anthony Vidler

Abandoned Futures

A Journey to the Posthuman World

Author: Tong Lam

Publisher: Carpet Bombing Culture

ISBN: 9781908211132

Category: Photography

Page: 192

View: 5985

Photographer Tong Lam explores answers to the question what would the end of the world look like? From Hashima Island off the coast of Japan to the despair of a crumbling industrial Detroit, his photographs deliver myriad answers. It's not all bad news though, and the photographs are far more inspiring than one might expect. As human industry fails and decay takes over, nature starts to move in. Trees miraculously thrive amidst the rubble as various flora springs from industrial waste. Yes, the ghostly asylums and decaying sanatoriums will delight post-apocalyptic impulses, but entropy's low ebb often has an upshot in Lam s bright open photographs. Nothing is spared from ruin, as the military industrial complexes and medieval castles are given the same treatment by the indomitable, grinding forces of the universe.

Return to Fukushima

Author: N.A

Publisher: Carpet Bombing Culture

ISBN: 9781908211484

Category:

Page: 192

View: 7122

Nuclear meltdown. It is the worst nightmare of modern humanity. Forces we barely understand that seem so fundamentally powerful and dangerous that we think of them only in terms of profound unease. Isotopic radiation - the worst of all monsters, the invisible fiend that can alter our very DNA. An idea so terrifying that the thought of it alone kills more people than the effects of the isotopes.A thirty mile exclusion zone was established and a mass exodus of residents scattered out across Japan. Whole towns and villages were evacuated. Some villages were completely washed away by the sea. In these places, once called home, the clock stopped on 3/11. Cats and farm animals starved in the streets. Food rotted in restaurant bowls. Silence reigned.But this year, 2016, for the first time - residents of the town of Tomioka were given permission to return to walk their streets in the midst of a beautiful display of cherry blossom. Rebecca Bathory was finally given permission to photograph in the exclusion zone - to capture for future generations this dark yet hopeful moment in their history.This collection of images is intended to capture the sadness of a moment in history, a moment that is relevant to us all as we are increasingly being forced to decide what our future will look like. In the end, these macro-economic decisions are measured out in individual human lives, losses and hopes. Where do you stand on nuclear power? Don't answer, not yet, at least until you return to Fukushima...

Naturalia

Overgrown Abandoned Places

Author: Jonathan Jimenez

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781908211613

Category: Nature

Page: 240

View: 8621

Naturalia is a curated collection of images showcasing urban ruins reclaimed by nature. Ornate country mansions, luxury modernist designer homes, stone churches, farm holdings, factories, institutions, private homes, train stations, planes, cars, tanks, trains, palatial courtyards, plantation mansions, spaces of work and play, life and death, all in the vivid processes of reclamation. A wide range of architectural styles from classical to hyper-modern are pictured in the grip of wild, resurgent nature.

Discovering Japan

Author: POPELIER

Publisher: Stichting Kunstboek

ISBN: 9789058565617

Category: Photography

Page: 208

View: 7639

A perfect introduction to Japan, illustrating one man's love for the country Japan is a country with a unique and somewhat mysterious culture. It is a land of diversity and contradictions. You will find ancient customs, cherished and unchanged for over thousands of years, as well as cutting edge technology and the latest gadgets. In Japan you ll be amazed with the charmingly courteous way travellers are treated and the delicacy with which Japanese food is prepared and served. It is a country where the majority of its population lives in vast cities like Tokyo and Yokohama. But it is also a country with stunning landscapes made up of thousands of islands lying on the Pacific Ring of Fire. Marc Popelier's life-long love for the country has crystallized into the pages of this book. It is a perfect introduction to Japan and will surely tempt anyone to visit this fascinating country."

Autopsy of America

The Death of a Nation

Author: N.A

Publisher: Carpet Bombing Culture

ISBN: 9781908211491

Category: Photography

Page: 216

View: 8405

AUTOPSY OF AMERICA; The Death of a Nation is a harrowing look deep inside the crumbling apocalyptic landscape of America through the eyes of Photojournalist Seph Lawless. Autopsy of America takes you through the tattered remnants of the United States of America in a way that you never seen before. The beautiful apocalyptic landscapes consisting of abandoned schools, factories, shopping malls, amusement parks, theaters, hospitals, sport arenas, homes even entire towns offer a visual diagnostic to some of the county's true ills. The captivating images are accompanied by Lawless' personal anecdotes and thought-provoking stories that are equally riveting as the images.

Introducing Japanese Popular Culture

Author: Alisa Freedman,Toby Slade

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131752893X

Category: Social Science

Page: 550

View: 7266

Specifically designed for use on a range of undergraduate and graduate courses, Introducing Japanese Popular Culture is a comprehensive textbook offering an up-to-date overview of a wide variety of media forms. It uses particular case studies as a way into examining the broader themes in Japanese culture and provides a thorough analysis of the historical and contemporary trends that have shaped artistic production, as well as, politics, society, and economics. As a result, more than being a time capsule of influential trends, this book teaches enduring lessons about how popular culture reflects the societies that produce and consume it. With contributions from an international team of scholars, representing a range of disciplines from history and anthropology to art history and media studies, the book’s sections include: Television Videogames Music Popular Cinema Anime Manga Popular Literature Fashion Contemporary Art Written in an accessible style by a stellar line-up of international contributors, this textbook will be essential reading for students of Japanese culture and society, Asian media and popular culture, and Asian Studies in general.

States of Decay

Author: Daniel Barter,Daniel Marbaix

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781908211125

Category: Photography

Page: 160

View: 5611

"A new breed of urban adventurers take a savage ride through the hidden story of America's North East. Join us as we follow two explorers' journey through derelict spaces. From New York City to the infamous Rust Belt, once home to America's heavy industry, 'States of Decay' brings you a glimpse of the broken, the doomed, the entropic dreamlands on the flipside of the silver dollar coin. The morbid counterparts to the modern America that pumps greenbacks from its corporate epicentres though its far reaching veins, nurturing the glossy surfaces. Peer into the recent past as dark histories unfold and their stories are told. Journey into atmospheric asylums, derelict houses of worship, forgotten educational institutions, industrial monoliths, vacant hotels, desolate transport hubs, and other ruins of the 20th century. See them as they stand today. Travel back in time and immerse yourself in the shadows of their past"--Introduction.

Menswear Dog Presents the New Classics

Fresh Looks for the Modern Man

Author: David Fung,Yena Kim

Publisher: Artisan Books

ISBN: 1579656560

Category: Design

Page: 160

View: 3531

Bodhi, the Shiba Inu behind the beloved blog Menswear Dog, is here to show you how to dress like a man. Organized seasonally, The New Classics highlights the timeless, can’t-go-wrong items every man needs in his wardrobe—from a chambray shirt to a perfectly fitted peacoat (all modeled by Bodhi, of course)—and shows how to mix and match them all year long. Whatever your style dilemma, dog’s got your back! Readers will learn what to wear to a summer wedding, when to splurge (on the perfect white dress shirt) and when to save (snag your military field jacket at a thrift store), the secrets to getting the right fit, the brands that stand the test of time, the basics of clothing care, and more.

Imaging Disaster

Tokyo and the Visual Culture of Japan’s Great Earthquake of 1923

Author: Gennifer Weisenfeld

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520954246

Category: Art

Page: 400

View: 5410

Focusing on one landmark catastrophic event in the history of an emerging modern nation—the Great Kanto Earthquake that devastated Tokyo and surrounding areas in 1923—this fascinating volume examines the history of the visual production of the disaster. The Kanto earthquake triggered cultural responses that ran the gamut from voyeuristic and macabre thrill to the romantic sublime, media spectacle to sacred space, mournful commemoration to emancipatory euphoria, and national solidarity to racist vigilantism and sociopolitical critique. Looking at photography, cinema, painting, postcards, sketching, urban planning, and even scientific visualizations, Weisenfeld demonstrates how visual culture has powerfully mediated the evolving historical understanding of this major national disaster, ultimately enfolding mourning and memory into modernization.

Abandoned America

Dismantling the Dream

Author: Matthew Christopher

Publisher: Carpet Bombing Culture

ISBN: 9781908211422

Category: Architecture

Page: 228

View: 6690

In "Abandoned America: Dismantling the Dream," internationally acclaimed photographer Matthew Christopher continues his examination of the ruins dotting American cities as quiet catastrophes that have affected not only the nation's past but also its present and future.

Feast for the Eyes

The Story of Food in Photography

Author: Susan Bright

Publisher: Aperture

ISBN: 9781597113618

Category: Photography

Page: 304

View: 5628

Food has been a much-photographed subject throughout the history of photography, across genres, including art and advertising. This is the first book to survey the rich history of food in photography, and the photographers who developed new ways of describing food in pictures. Through key images, Susan Bright explores the important figures and movements of food photography to provide an essential primer, from the earliest photographers to contemporary artists.

Sakamoto Ryōma and the Meiji Restoration

Author: Marius B. Jansen

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231101738

Category: History

Page: 423

View: 4596

French rule in Syria and Lebanon coincided with the rise of colonial resistance around the world and with profound social trauma after World War I. In this tightly argued study, Elizabeth Thompson shows how Syrians and Lebanese mobilized, like other colonized peoples, to claim the terms of citizenship enjoyed in the European metropole. The negotiations between the French and citizens of the Mandate set the terms of politics for decades after Syria and Lebanon achieved independence in 1946. Colonial Citizens highlights gender as a central battlefield upon which the relative rights and obligations of states and citizens were established. The participants in this struggle included not only elite nationalists and French rulers, but also new mass movements of women, workers, youth, and Islamic populists. The author examines the "gendered battles" fought over France's paternalistic policies in health, education, labor, and the press. Two important and enduring political structures issued from these conflicts: * First, a colonial welfare state emerged by World War II that recognized social rights of citizens to health, education, and labor protection. * Second, tacit gender pacts were forged first by the French and then reaffirmed by the nationalist rulers of the independent states. These gender pacts represented a compromise among male political rivals, who agreed to exclude and marginalize female citizens in public life. This study provides a major contribution to the social construction of gender in nationalist and postcolonial discourse. Returning workers, low-ranking religious figures, and most of all, women to the narrative history of the region--figures usually omitted--Colonial Citizens enhances our understanding of the interwar period in the Middle East, providing needed context for a better understanding of statebuilding, nationalism, Islam, and gender since World War II.

Seeing Japan

Author: Charles T. Whipple

Publisher: Kodansha International

ISBN: 4770023375

Category: Photography

Page: 103

View: 2776

The scenes and images that best typify Japan are showcased in this lavishroduction - full colour photographs throughout, with a succinct andlluminating text. Part 1 presents the tremendous range of landscapes andustoms in the various distinctive regions of this suprisingly large andiverse nation, while Part 2 concentrates on the arts and traditions of aulture that has been nurtured over centuries. Part 3 offers essentialackground on the country's history, language and people.

Abandoned

Hauntingly Beautiful Deserted Theme Parks

Author: Seph Lawless

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1510723382

Category: Photography

Page: 216

View: 471

Huffington Post called him “a master of the abandoned”—and for good reason. The “artivist” known only as Seph Lawless has spent the last ten years photo-documenting the America that was left behind in the throes of economic instability and overall decline—decrepit shopping malls, houses, factories, even amusement parks. Through nearly two hundred gorgeous and elegiac photographs, Abandoned details Lawless’s journey into what was once the very heart of American entertainment: the amusement park. Lawless visits deserted parks across the country, capturing in stark detail their dilapidated state, natural overgrowth, and obvious duality of sad and playful symbolism. Previously self-published as Bizarro, this updated edition of Lawless’s photographic tribute to decaying American amusement parks contains new content and a new foreword. For the first time, the famed photojournalist Seph Lawless makes his moving work available in a stunning trade edition.

The Landscape Photographer's Guide to Photoshop

A Visualization-Driven Workflow

Author: Guy Tal

Publisher: Rocky Nook, Inc.

ISBN: 168198220X

Category: Photography

Page: 328

View: 5643

The first step to creating a successful photograph happens before you even click the shutter: the act of visualizing the final result—viewing the landscape in front of you and seeing, in your mind’s eye, the final image that you want to create—is the true first act of the creative process. Once you know the end result you want to achieve, connecting the dots from capture through post-processing in Adobe Camera Raw and Photoshop becomes an intentional and logical act. Instead of randomly (and desperately) pushing and pulling sliders in Photoshop with the hope that your image will look “better,” you execute a logical series of steps that closes the gap between the initial capture and your earlier visualization. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Avenir Next'} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Avenir Next'; min-height: 16.0px} p.p3 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 11.0px Symbol; min-height: 11.0px} span.s1 {font: 11.0px Symbol} span.Apple-tab-span {white-space:pre} In The Landscape Photographer’s Guide to Photoshop: A Visualization-Driven Workflow, photographer, author, and educator Guy Tal provides you with a roadmap to help you learn to implement such a visualization-driven approach in your landscape photography. Guy covers process, workflow, and the hands-on Photoshop techniques you need to know in order to achieve your expressive goals. In this book, you’ll learn: • Techniques and strategies to help you effectively implement visualization in your photographic process • How to perform “gap analysis,” where you learn to identify the gaps between the image at any point in time and the desired outcome • How to use Adobe Camera Raw to optimize your digital negative in advance of further editing in Photoshop • The best ways to set up your Photoshop preferences for optimal performance • How best to employ Photoshop’s tools and features (such as the Healing Brush, Cloning tool, Cropping tool, and blending modes) • How to become proficient with layers, masks, selections, and actions • Dodging and burning techniques to masterfully direct the viewer’s eye • Image-blending techniques for dynamic range and focus stacking • Post-processing strategies for black-and-white conversions, including toning your images • Printing and other output techniques, covering sizing, sharpening, noise reduction, and color management Bringing all of these techniques together, Guy presents a series of image case studies, beginning with his earlier visualization for each image in mind and working through the post-processing, from RAW capture to the final print.

The Unnamable Archipelago: Wounds of the Postcolonial in Postwar Japanese Literature and Thought

Author: Dennitza Gabrakova

Publisher: Brill's Japanese Studies Libra

ISBN: 9789004365919

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 210

View: 4213

In The Unnamable Archipelago: Wounds of the Postcolonial in Postwar Japanese Literature and Thought, Dennitza Gabrakova discusses how the Island imagery shapes a critical understanding of Japan on multiple intersections of trauma and sovereignty in texts from the 1960s onwards.

Wedding Storyteller, Volume 2

Wedding Case Studies, Workflow, and Editing

Author: Roberto Valenzuela

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781681983547

Category: Photography

Page: 288

View: 1157

In Wedding Storyteller, Volume 2: Wedding Case Studies, Workflow, and Editing, photographer and bestselling author Roberto Valenzuela uses wedding case studies extensively to cover in detail the entire wedding storyteller skill components program that he introduced in Wedding Storyteller, Volume 1. Roberto covers the entire wedding timeline, from the very beginning of the day when the couple is getting ready until the very last part of the reception. Roberto goes into deep technical detail regarding how to apply the wedding storyteller skill components program to help you photograph all aspects of an entire wedding. The book also covers how to achieve a successful workflow and how to edit for speed and efficiency.