• NUDE / A ROOM / FLOWERS
  • NUDE / A ROOM / FLOWERS
  • NUDE / A ROOM / FLOWERS

SAKIKO NOMURA »NUDE / A ROOM / FLOWERS« – selected by ANDRÉ PRINCIPE

»NUDE / A ROOM / FLOWERS by Sakiko Nomura is one of those rare books that give you an immediate, almost physical reaction, when you first see them. This usually happens within ten seconds. It has to do with the title, cover, choice of materials, texture of the paper, and the way the images are combined with each other. If this happens in public, then hurry home. You want to be sitting in the most comfortable place in your house, probably with a glass of wine in your hand. Add a fireplace, if you have one, and some snow outside would be good too. Sexual desire and a desire to be naked, pure, to experience real intimacy, will be your guides to faraway places, to difficult dark moments. These will take you to Venice’s alleys, cheap Indian motels, hospital emergency rooms, suburban beds. You will be traveling by sea and land, sometimes flying? by plane!. This book is not about a specific moment or place, it’s about all the other moments and places, places in between, moments after and before the photos. Things flowing, emotions, memories. The beautiful, textured paper works like a screen where the images which the viewer brings to the book dance with the images printed. It’s like going to a mirror; you know that the images will never be the same, and y ou know how this both depends and doesn‘t depend on y ou.«

SAKIKO NOMURA
»NUDE / A ROOM / FLOWERS«
EDITED BY SATOCHI MACHIGUCHI
PUBLISHER: MATCH AND COMPANY, TOKYO, 2012
DESIGN: SATOCHI MACHIGUCHI
TEXT: HISAKO MOTOO (TEXT ON LOOSE SHEET)
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH, JAPANESE
FORMAT: CLOTH WITH MOUNTED ILLUSTRATION IN THREE DIFFERENT VERSIONS, CARDBOARD SLIPCASE, 29.2 × 21.6 CM, 124 PAGES, 171 REPRODUCTIONS, PRINT RUN: 1.000

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